JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A flatbed truck crashed through a guardrail on Interstate 295 just before the Buckman Bridge early Monday morning, hitting vehicles on both sides of the highway.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, there were only minor injuries in the 7 a.m. fiery crash that slowed the morning commute between Orange Park and Mandarin.
Troopers said the truck driven by Carlaveto Brisbane, 43, of Jacksonville, hit a Ford Fiesta in the northbound lanes before the flatbed went through the guardrail, crossing into the southbound lanes, striking two more vehicles and overturning.
Both the flatbed and a Toyota Sienna caught fire during the crash.
Troopers said the drivers of all four vehicles suffered only minor injuries. According to the FHP report, Brisbane was charged with careless driving.
Northbound traffic was backed up as one lane was closed by emergency vehicles during the cleanup. All southbound lanes were blocked for about 90 minutes, and it took another hour to get all Mandarin-bound lanes reopened.