A fiery wreck involving two semi vans and a field truck refused to exit on Friday morning as crews battled to place out the blaze and extinguish the flames.
The accident occurred on October twenty first on the Buckman Bridge in Jacksonville, Florida earlier than 6:30 a.m.
Based on News4Jax, a semi truck was parked on the northbound shoulder of the bridge awaiting a tow truck when a field truck crashed into the again of it, leaving a large particles discipline that broken a second semi truck.
“The man was really asleep in his truck on the shoulder of the street ready on a wrecker and a field truck collided with him, inflicting fireplace,” mentioned Capt. Eric Prosswimmer. Officers imagine that the field truck driver was falling asleep on the wheel, which led him to crash into the stopped truck.
The crash ignited all three semi vans and brought about a big fireplace. The fireplace produced a lot smoke that the southbound lanes of the bridge needed to be closed as effectively for poor visibility. It took crews a number of hours to extinguish the blaze, and one truck even reignited hours later, prompting fireplace crews to return to the scene.
As of 9:17 a.m. the northbound facet of the bridge was nonetheless closed for the reignited blaze and particles cleanup. No estimated time for reopening has been launched.
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