Dozens Hurt In Florida Pile-Up

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say dozens of travelers have been injured -- but no one killed -- in a chain reaction of collisions on Interstate 75 along Florida's Gulf Coast.
The Florida Highway Patrol reported Friday evening that 52 people were hurt in 12 separate crashes involving 47 vehicles on southbound Interstate 75. Twenty-two persons were taken to area hospitals, including two people who were critically injured, though their injuries weren't considered life-threatening.
The collisions occurred Friday afternoon near the border of Sarasota and Manatee counties.
A stretch of southbound I-75 was closed for six hours Friday as the scene was cleared, but the highway patrol reported just after 9 p.m. that the section is now open.
Authorities attributed the collisions to heavy rain and driver error, including motorists traveling too fast given the weather.

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  • by Larry Location: Jackson on Oct 8, 2012 at 07:46 AM
    Is this the same I75 hiway that runs up through michigan? Me and my wife argue about this all the time and can't not find out for sure. It doesn't seem to connect on the map.
  • by DashCam Location: Oklahoma on Oct 7, 2012 at 10:02 AM
    I think it would be wise if EVERYONE to take a CDL license once in there life to see how much of an IDIOT they are when they are driving CARS!!!
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