Big rigs crash in Orlando

Published On: Jul 10 2013 09:35:32 AM EDT   Updated On: Jul 10 2013 02:55:26 PM EDT

Two big rigs crash in Orlando.


Two big rigs crashed Wednesday morning in Orlando, forcing officials to close a roadway because of a diesel spill.

The crash happened around 8 a.m. on Orange Blossom Trail near Princeton Street.

According to Orlando police, the driver of a tractor-trailer hauling sea food struck another big rig after failing to straighten out during a turn.

Neither driver was injured, but the driver who caused the crash was taken to a hospital after complaining of an unknown medical issue, police said.

About 60 gallons of diesel fuel spilled onto the roadway, forcing officials to close OBT in both directions between Princeton and New Hampshire Street.  The roadway reopened a few hours later.

John Young Parkway was used as an alternate route.

Officials initially told Local 6 that the crash occurred after the driver suffered a medical episode.


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