Reports are that a 60-year-old man driving a small pickup truck rear-ended a semi tractor trailer hauling a boat, said Lt. Joel Granata of St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue. “He hit the back of that and was entrapped,” Granata said. Fire rescue crews had to extricate the man from his truck. A Bayflite helicopter landed on the bridge to airlift the driver of the pick up truck to Tampa General Hospital as a trauma alert.
The semi’s driver was not hurt. Florida Highway Patrol investigated the crash.