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I-295 at Beach Boulevard reopens after crash

1 injured in crash had to be extracted from tractor-trailer, JFRD says

Photo provided by Corey Parra
Photo provided by Corey Parra

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One man had to be extracted from a flipped tractor-trailer Thursday morning in the northbound lanes of Interstate 295, the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department said.

The crash happened just before 10 a.m. near the Beach Boulevard exit. The crash was cleared and all lanes reopened about 12:45 p.m.

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According to the Florida Highway Patrol, an unknown vehicle changed from the right lane to the left lane, cutting in front of the semi. The driver of the semi swerved to the left to avoid colliding with the unknown vehicle, but lost control, troopers said.

The semi driver attempted to regain control but steering to the right, but collided with the rear of a Chevrolet Express van and that's when the semi overturned on its side and slid into the center median, losing its load, the incident report said. 

Troopers said the driver of the unknown vehicle continued traveling northbound.

The driver was pulled from the semi was taken to UF Health Jacksonville with serious injuries, FHP said.

Troopers said the driver of the van was uninjured. 

The crash blocked all northbound lanes of I-295 for more than an hour, and an additional hour was required to remove the overturned big rig, according to FHP.