A fire broke out in a cargo truck at kilometer 19 of State Road 528 in Orange County, Florida on Monday morning. This led to the closure of lanes in both directions following a two-vehicle accident. The Florida Highway Patrol has classified the incident as a motor vehicle accident with injuries, but no specific details about the cause of the accident have been released.
The accident occurred at around 8:08 a.m. in the westbound lanes of State Road 528 near Innovation Way in Orlando. The vehicles involved were V1, a 1998 Freightliner tractor truck with a flatbed trailer, and V2, a 2016 Volvo tractor trailer with a container trailer. V1 was traveling in the outside lane, while V2 was in the inside lane. The driver of V1 attempted to turn left to avoid a collision with traffic ahead, but ended up in the direct path of V2, resulting in a collision.
The impact of the collision caused both V1 and V2 to catch fire, leading to the engulfment of both vehicles in flames. The incident caused a significant disruption to traffic in the area, with lanes being blocked in both directions as a result of the fire.
Emergency responders and troopers arrived at the scene to assess the situation and provide assistance to those involved in the accident. The exact extent of the injuries sustained by those involved has not been disclosed, but it is known that the accident resulted in injuries.
The Florida Highway Patrol is currently investigating the cause of the accident and working to clear the area to restore normal traffic flow. Motorists are advised to exercise caution and follow any detours or alternative routes put in place as a result of the accident.
The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of safe driving practices and the potential risks associated with motor vehicle accidents. It also highlights the crucial role of emergency responders and law enforcement in managing and responding to such incidents. As the investigation into the cause of the accident continues, authorities are urging all road users to prioritize safety and vigilance while traveling on the roads.
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