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Truck flips over guard rail on I-275 in Tampa, 2 hurt

1:36 PM, Dec 23, 2013   |    comments
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Tampa, Florida -- Two people were taken to the hospital Monday morning after a box truck overturned on Interstate 275 Southbound, just before Waters Avenue in Tampa.

Tampa Fire Rescue says the truck hit a guard rail shortly before 7:30, flipped off the road and landed in a ditch about 10 to 20 feet below. Rescuers had to call for additional resources to help get the two occupants out, due to a very steep embankment.

The truck was heavily damaged, but amazingly, the two injured passengers had non-life threatening injuries.

One right southbound lane was briefly shut down on I-275, but it has since reopened. 

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the crash.

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