Child critically injured in Buckman Bridge crash
2 adults hospitalized with minor injuries
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A child was critically injured and two adults suffered minor injuries in a Thursday evening crash on the Buckman Bridge, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
According to the Highway Patrol, a Jeep Wrangler was traveling south on Interstate 295 in the outside lane of the Buckman Bridge about 8 p.m. when it struck the rear of a disabled vehicle in that lane.
The Highway Patrol report noted the disabled vehicle, a Honda Pilot, had its emergency flashers on.
Troopers said a 7-year-old Georgia boy in the Pilot was critically injured and driver of the Pilot, a 40-year-old Georgia man, suffered minor injuries. They were both taken to UF Health hospital.
The Highway Patrol report shows the driver of the Wrangler, a 34-year-old Jacksonville man, was taken to Orange Park Medical Center with minor injuries and was cited with careless driving.
The crash blocked southbound lanes of I-295 for about an hour and a half.
Editor's note: The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department originally tweeted that there five patients transported.
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