• JFRD: Fiery crash on I-295 near the Buckman Bridge delays traffic

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    The Jacksonville FIre and Rescue Department says a fiery crash on I295 near the Buckman Bridge is delayed traffic Monday morning. 

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    JFRD said a semitruck, a van and two other vehicles were involved in the crash. The fire department is reporting multiple injuries.

    JFRD left the scene and the Florida Highway Patrol is taking over the crash investigation.

    FHP said a semitruck carrying cement had a tire blow out on I-295 North. The truck plowed into the guardrial and hit three on-coming vehicles. Two of them caught on fire, including the semi. 

    “Usually hectic, very congested,” local driver James Augustine said. “Depends on the time of the day you travel, it’s like anywhere else, any big city, you always have congestion and heavy traffic.”

    “The traffic is really bad,” driver Melvin Gaskin said. “You got people speeding, it’s an everyday occurrence, it’s an everyday thing.”

    Action News Jax talked to drivers who sat in the stand-still traffic. They said they have noticed significantly more traffic and crashes in this area, and asked for the City to investigate a possible issue on the roads. 

    “They need to do something about it,” Gaskin said. “I don’t know about the toll thing, I don’t if that’s going to work out or not but it’s really bad. It’s almost like every day something is happening on that bridge, and I’m talking about fatal accidents.”


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