16 cars strike driveshaft in middle of I-4 in Orange County

Equipment falls off semi near Sand Lake Road

A drive shaft falls off a semi on I-4 in Orange County.
A drive shaft falls off a semi on I-4 in Orange County.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Sixteen vehicles struck a driveshaft Thursday morning while driving on Interstate 4 in Orange County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

FHP spokeswoman Kim Montes said a semi lost its driveshaft around 7:10 a.m. as it was headed west on I-4 at Sand Lake Road.

Five of the 16 vehicles that struck the driveshaft had to be towed from the scene, Montes said.

No injuries were reported. No other details have been released.

The incident comes less than two days after as many as 30 vehicles were damaged by a pothole on I-4 near Longwood.


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