Arlington Expressway reopens after 2 officer-involved crashes

Minor injuries reported in crashes at Southside Connector

By Brittany Muller - Reporter, Maria Hernandez - Associate producer
Photo by Brittany Muller

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - All eastbound lanes on Arlington Expressway were shut down for hours early Sunday morning after two officer-involved crashes near the Southside Connector. 

According to Jacksonville Sheriff's Officers, a car had a tire blow out on the eastbound lanes of the expressway earlier in the morning about 4 a.m. and an officer responded.

While waiting with the disabled vehicle for a tow truck, another vehicle crashed into the police cruiser.

The officer was taken to a hospital and has since been released.

Later, another JSO officer was responding to the first crash on the westbound lanes when that cruiser got into a crash with another car. 

Officers conducted DUI tests, but said everyone involved in both crashes OK at this time.

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