RIVERVIEW — An accident on northbound I-75 involving four vehicles left five people injured, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Reports state that the wreck occurred at approximately 10:01 a.m., Nov. 24, on the northbound lanes of I-75, approaching Gibsonton Drive.
FHP troopers report that an SUV driven by a 58-year-old Placida man was traveling northbound on the right shoulder near milepost 246 as a sedan driven by a 54-year-old Miami man was traveling in the center lane, a pickup truck driven by a 61-year-old man from Sarasota was traveling in the center lane and a pickup truck driven by a 51-year-old Riverview man was traveling in the outside lane.
Reports state that the driver of the SUV suffered a medical emergency and lost control of his vehicle, causing it to travel across the highway and collide with the center median guardrail. Reacting to the SUV crossing the roadway, the sedan slowed down and was struck from behind by the pickup truck driven by the Sarasota man, reports state. This impact caused the sedan to rotate and collide with the left rear of the pickup truck driven by the Riverview man.
Following the collisions, reports state the sedan and two pickup trucks came to final rest along the outside shoulder of I-75.
The incident closed the northbound outside lane of I-75 for more than two hours, until 12:23 p.m.
Reporting minor injuries during the accident was the driver of the SUV and four occupants of the sedan. All passengers in the sedan were from Miami: a 42-year-old female, a 19-year-old female and a 16-year-old male.