Crash leaves SUV hanging from Buckman Bridge

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- An SUV nearly plunged into the St. Johns River after a two-vehicle rush hour crash on the Buckman Bridge Thursday.

The Florida Highway Patrol says one driver sustained minor injuries. The crash left a maroon SUV with its back left tire hanging onto the edge of the wall and backed up traffic for miles.

FHP says the crash happened when the driver of the SUV was approaching a broken down vehicle that was being assisted by a FDOT Road Ranger and attempted to obey Florida's 'Move Over' law. The SUV driver side swiped another vehicle in the adjacent lane when it tried to move away from the disabled vehicle, according to FHP.

The collision caused the SUV to spin out and nearly fall into the river. The driver of the SUV was not hurt. The driver of the second vehicle was taken to Orange Park Medical Center with minor injuries.

The driver of the original disabled vehicle and the Road Ranger were not affected.

The crash shut down the left and the far right southbound lanes just before 6 p.m.

Thursday's crash comes nearly two months after a man died when an collision sent his truck over the edge of the bridge.


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