JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Thirty gallons of diesel fuel spilled onto Interstate 95 after a semi-truck jackknifed Saturday morning blocking part of the interstate just south of Atlantic Boulevard, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The semi-truck driver, Charles Brisbin, 44, was traveling northbound on Interstate 95 in the inside lane when a small car in front of him lost control at 6:42 a.m., FHP said. The semi veered into the emergency lane to avoid hitting the car.
The incident report cites wet roadways as the reason the car lost control.
The front of the truck struck the concrete barrier in the center median, according to the accident report.
The FHP says the cab of the semi traveled up on top of the center median, causing the tractor trailer to jackknife. The rest of the trailer came to a rest, straddling the concrete barrier.
Brisbin was transported to Baptist Medical Center downtown with only minor injuries.
Jacksonville Fire Rescue cleaned the diesel fuel that had spilled on the roadway, according to FHP.
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