JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A good Samaritan has pulled a man from the St. Johns River after a crash sent him into the water. Jacksonville Fire/Rescue tells First Coast News the man sustained no serious injuries after he was ejected from a car on the Buckman Bridge.
The crash has all Southbound entrance ramps to I-295 from Roosevelt Blvd. to the Buckman Bridge closed by police for several hours this afternoon.
Lt. Bill Leeper with the Florida Highway Patrol said the crash happened when a pickup truck made an improper lane change. This caused a sedan traveling across the bridge to strike the SUV the man was riding in.
The collision caused the SUV to overturn several times.
Tom Francis with JFRD said there were four people in the SUV when the crash happened. Two of the four people inside were ejected. One of the passengers not ejected was a baby. He was restrained properly in a child seat and was not ejected.
The second person ejected, a woman whose age is unknown, was taken to Orange Park Medical Center and was then taken to Shands Jacksonville with life threatening injuries. She was not driving.
A good Samaritan stopped on the bridge and used a "ladder apparatus" to help rescue the man out of the river, according to Francis.
The female driver, ejected male and baby were all taken to Shands Jacksonville. The female driver of the second vehicle involved was not injured.