Tanker truck crashes into water off Florida’s Turnpike
Crash snarls traffic in southbound lanes near Hollywood Boulevard
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – An oil tanker truck crashed through a guardrail on Florida’s Turnpike and into a canal Tuesday morning in Hollywood.
The crash occurred in the southbound lanes between the Hollywood Boulevard and Griffin Road exits.
A view from Sky 10 showed the truck partially protruding from the water.
The truck appeared to have skidded off the turnpike after a crash involving a Mercedes-Benz.
Firefighters had to wade through the murky water to rescue the truck driver.
Local 10 News reporter Trent Kelly said the truck driver was taken to a hospital as a precaution. The driver of the car was not injured.
Gary Bryce said when he saw the damage to his brother’s car, he thought it was a fatal crash.
“But when I talked to him he said he was fine,” Bryce said.
Several southbound lanes were blocked because of the crash.
Copyright 2020 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.