A chain of vehicle collisions involving a sport utlity vehicle, a bus, a semi truck and two police cruisers occurred at approximately 6:00 a.m. today on northbound I-95 just north of downtown Jacksonville.
The collisions started when an SUV crossed several lanes of traffic and struck the right front of a tractor trailer. The driver of the tractor trailer applied his brakes and the semi “jack-knifed” causing it to collide with a school bus.
The semi truck collided back into the SUV and then hit two Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office vehicles, causing all four vehicles to leave the roadway and enter a roadside ditch.
Four people, including two Jacksonville Sheriff’s Officers, were taken to Shands Jacksonville Medical Center with injuries. Thankfully, the school bus did not have children on board.
The reason for the SUV crossing several lanes of traffic and striking the tractor-trailer has not been reported. Unfortunately, car and truck accidents like this are far too common. While we can only speculate as the cause at this point, it seems that impatience, aggressive driving or distracted driving probably played a role.
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