(OCALA, Fla.) August 16, 2017 – A motor vehicle accident reported at 6:26 AM, on the south-bound lanes of I-75, left one passenger trapped.

Ocala Fire Rescue was dispatched to an area between mile markers 352 and 354, where a collision between a pick-up truck and a semi was reported. Upon arrival, firefighters found a crew cab pick-up truck, upright, with severe front-end damage, rendering the passenger trapped. With the assistance of extrication tools, firefighters removed the patient. Once freed from the vehicle, the patient was trauma alerted to the hospital.  

Two children, a dog, and the driver of the pick-up truck had no injuries to report. The driver, sole occupant, of the semi was unharmed.

Ocala Fire Rescue reminds everyone to remain alert and responsive while on the road. Being aware of your surroundings can be the differentiating factor between an accident and a near-miss.

Contact:      Ashley Lopez, Public Information Officer

Telephone: (352) 629-8306

Mobile:       (352) 817-5914



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