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7 injured after crash on I-75 in Hillsborough Co.

3:51 PM, Aug 3, 2013   |    comments
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BRANDON, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities are investigating the cause of a crash between a semi- truck and eight other cars on Interstate 75 in Hillsborough County that sent seven people to the hospital.

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue reported the crash Saturday afternoon in Brandon. Three people were critically injured and at least one had to be airlifted to the hospital.

Fire rescue spokesman Ronnie River says that person was trapped inside his car that was wedged between the truck and concrete guard rail. It took crews about an hour to get the person out of the car.

No fatalities were reported.

The accident snarled traffic along the busy interstate for hours.

The Florida Highway Patrol is on the scene and will investigate the crash.

Associated Press

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