JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A multiple vehicle crash shut down multiple northbound lanes and southbound lanes of Interstate 95 near J.Turner Butler Boulebard for hours on Friday afternoon.
The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department reported a person was trapped.
JFRD said that a patient was rescued from a vehicle and that the patient was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.
JFRD said the rescue was a very difficult extrication.
The crash caused traffic to come to a standstill for people traveling near I-95 and JTB.
Some drivers were stuck on the highway for hours due to that accident. One person was taken to the hospital but, thankfully, no one was killed. The crash was so severe an RV had to be removed from the median.
Sky Action News Jax captured an aerial view of the crash, you could see a white RV against the guard rail. There was also a small vehicle pinned in between. Police said one person was rescued from that car and taken to a hospital but the cause of the crash is unknown.
People like Butler Collins and his friends were inside one of the many cars that were stuck. He said it was a huge inconvenience but he was glad to know no one died.
“It was miserable, I’m not sure what happened. We got about seven more hours left in our trip so we’re not excited about it,” Collins said.
There were several other crashes around the same time Friday afternoon. Police there was a five-car chain reaction crash said near I-295 and Baymeadows. No one was seriously injured in that crash.
There was another crash in Baker County that was fatal.
Crews are responding to a traffic accident on I95 northbound at JTB....E13 is on scene advising one person is trapped.— MyJFRD (@JFRDJAX) March 8, 2019
A look at what crews faced on I95 today ..... pic.twitter.com/ngPkXAksKU— MyJFRD (@JFRDJAX) March 8, 2019
Duval County Crash: All— FHPJacksonville (@FHPJacksonville) March 8, 2019
I-95 northbound closed and one lane of southbound closed for multiple vehicle crash. Unknown extent of injuries are crews continue to work scene. Please avoid area. pic.twitter.com/Jx0Cc3iDBD
The patient has been extricated from the vehicle....great work from our crews on a very difficult extrication. The patient is on the way to the hospital with serious injuries.— MyJFRD (@JFRDJAX) March 8, 2019
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