LAKELAND, Fla. – One person was hurt when two tractor-trailers collided on I-4 Sunday morning in the Lakeland area, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
The crash happened on I-4 west near State Road 33 (Socrum Loop).
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The FHP said one semi was slowing down because of traffic congestion, but the semi behind it failed to slow and crashed into the rear of the first truck.
The driver of that second semi, a 32-year-old man from Greensboro, North Carolina, suffered serious injuries, according to troopers.
The impact caused the first semi to crash into the rear of a pickup truck, the FHP said.
The driver of the first semi and the pickup truck were not hurt.
The crash shut down I-4 in that area for several hours.