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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A Saturday morning accident involving a semi-truck left a Fernandina Beach man in critical condition, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

David J. McLaughlin, 54, was traveling southbound onI-295 north of Pritchard road in the right lane when his tractor trailer went off the road for unknown reasons and struck a light pole.

FHP reported that McLaughlin's semi continued to move southbound off the shoulder, where it struck several trees. The truck finally came to rest on the west shoulder ofI-295 southbound.

Southbound lanes of I-295 were backed up for approximately a mile for several hours.

McLaughlin was transported to UF Health.