News: UPDATE: Semi driver blamed for I-275 crash Monday

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL – Monday morning’s accident on I-275 was caused by a semi truck making an illegal U-turn, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Traffic was backed up for hours as emergency responders cleared the wreck.

This is an update of an earlier post.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at about 4:50 a.m. Monday when the driver of the semi attempted to make a U-turn from the northbound to the southbound lanes of I-275. A 55-year-old Safety Harbor man struck the left side of the tractor trailer with his white van and was seriously injured. Photos of the incident show that the front half of the van was completely demolished.

If you or a loved one were hurt in a semi-truck accident, contact an experienced Tampa Bay semi truck accident attorney from Kemp, Ruge, & Green right away. Our team has the skills and resources necessary to get you the full and fair compensation you deserve. Don’t let another motorist’s recklessness or carelessness cost you your future. Schedule a free consultation by calling 727-853-6034 or reach out to us online.

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