The drivers of a Mazda and a tractor-trailer were involved in a crash on the Licata Bridge early this morning, Aug. 8, in time for the rush-hour commute. That bridge is a section of Causeway Boulevard near the Port of Tampa. Eastbound lanes were expected to be closed for several hours, according to a report from the Tampa Police Department.
The tractor-trailer driver was traveling slowly, with lights flashing, possibly due to the vehicle having mechanical problems, according to the report. The car rear-ended the truck and a person in the Mazda, who became trapped, had to be removed from the vehicle by Tampa Fire Rescue personnel.
The person, who was not identified, was taken to Tampa General Hospital and is in critical condition, according to the police report.