News: Crash involving tractor-trailer shuts down U.S. 27 in Ocala


OCALA, FL – A tractor-trailer accident in Ocala Monday night left a driver injured and caused shutdowns on U.S. 27, WKMG reported.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the 38-year-old truck driver was headed south on Interstate 75 at about 11:15 p.m. and was trying to change lanes when he hit a vehicle in the next lane that he had failed to observe.

When the truck driver swerved to his right, he struck a concrete barrier wall on the shoulder, causing the trailer to detach from the cab and roll over the wall.  The trailer spilled rock-form sulfur onto U.S. 27.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, a Pensacola resident, sustained minor injuries and was taken to an area hospital.  No one else was injured.

The FHP said all lanes of U.S. 27 were closed along with the southbound exit ramp from I-75 to U.S. 27 while the spill was being cleaned from the roadway.

Drivers were detoured and were advised to seek alternate routes.

Anyone involved in an accident with a large commercial vehicle (semi-truck, tractor trailer, or 18-wheeler) is advised to speak with the knowledgeable Ocala truck accident lawyers at Whittel & Melton.  We will take some of the burden off victims and their families and help them get the financial compensation they are entitled to following such a crash. We can be reached by phone at 866-608-5529 or through our online contact form.

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