This morning on Jacksonville’s west side, a tractor-trailer overturned on Interstate 10 as a result of a tire blowout. The crash caused an 80-gallon fuel spill and demolished 474 feet of guardrail along the interstate. Fortunately, no one was injured.
The tractor-trailer carrying bottled water was headed east on I-10 when the left front tire blew. The driver moved to the left lane and struck the guardrail. East bound lanes of I-10 will be closed until noon so a temporary guardrail can be installed.
Jacksonville is a major transportation corridor for tractor-trailers due the city’s interstate system, the port of Jacksonville and a heavy export industry. Because of this, trucking accidents in Jacksonville are common and often cause serious injuries. In fact, trucking accidents often cause the most serious injuries compared to other vehicles.
Written by Elizabeth Allen
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