Man rescued after dump truck goes into Alafia River in Gibsonton

12:25 PM, Nov 12, 2013   |    comments
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Gibsonton, Florida -- Hillsborough Fire Rescue says a man has been rescued after the dump truck he was driving went off the road and into the Alafia River on Tuesday morning.

The accident happened off Highway 41 near Lula Street in Gibsonton. There is a construction site right next to the river and rescue crews say the man may be a construction worker.

A picture tweeted by Hillsborough County Fire Rescue shows mangled wreckage near the river shore, with the truck on its side.

HCFR says the man is on the way to the hospital, in fair condition.

This is the second time in recent months a construction vehicle has gone into the Alafia River.  Back in June, a flatbed truck carrying a bulldozer fell off an Interstate 75 bridge and into the river below. The driver in that accident was hospitalized with serious injuries.

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