A serious crash on the 22nd Street bridge at Causeway Boulevard stalled morning traffic in Tampa today.
According to the Tampa Police Department, a driver in a Mazda compact car crashed into the rear of a semi truck.
Officials said the truck, driving slow with flashing lights on, may have been having mechanical difficulties when the Mazda collided with it.
The driver of the Mazda had to be extricated from the vehicle. He was transported to Tampa General Hospital in serious condition. His identity has not been released.
The eastbound lanes of the roadway are expected to remain closed for several hours.
The crash is under investigation.