2 hospitalized in crash involving overturned tractor-trailer in Ocala, firefighters say

Crash occurred on Northeast 14th Street, officials say

Two people were sent to the hospital after a crash early Saturday in Ocala, one of whom firefighters said was trapped in their car upon crews’ arrival. (Ocala Fire Rescue)

OCALA, Fla. – Two drivers were hospitalized after a crash early Saturday in Ocala, one of whom firefighters said became entrapped.

The crash occurred around 3:25 a.m. at the 2400 block of NE 14th St., where a tractor-trailer hauling a tank of water overturned and a passenger vehicle sustained severe damage, according to Ocala Fire Rescue.

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Two people were sent to the hospital after a crash early Saturday in Ocala, one of whom firefighters said was trapped in their car upon crews’ arrival. (Ocala Fire Rescue)

Firefighters said extrication tools were used to rescue the driver of the crushed car, and the driver of the tractor-trailer had climbed out before crews arrived.

Both drivers were sent to local hospitals, and firefighters said the water in the tractor trailer’s tank was potable and not considered a threat to the environment.

Ocala firefighters said they were assisted at the scene by the Ocala Police Department and Marion County Fire Rescue.

No other details were shared.


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