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3 injured in crash that sent big rig off I-95

Firefighters use a ladder truck to lift the injured truck driver after he was rescued from the overturned cab of the tractor-trailer.
Firefighters use a ladder truck to lift the injured truck driver after he was rescued from the overturned cab of the tractor-trailer. (Jacksonville Fire-Rescue)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Firefighters and police dealt with a challenging rescue and a traffic mess after a tractor-trailer went off Interstate 95 just north of 8th Street on Monday afternoon.

The cab went through the guardrail and fell about 20 feet down an embankment. The driver has serious but not life-threatening injuries, according to Jacksonville Fire-Rescue.

There was at least one other vehicle involved -- a car that overturned. The driver and a passenger were hospitalized but the extent of their injuries was not known.

Two Jacksonville Fire-Rescue hazardous materials teams were called to help as the cab’s fuel tank ruptured.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

Cab of tractor-trailer overturned as it slid down embankment.
Cab of tractor-trailer overturned as it slid down embankment. (WJXT/Jud Hulon)

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