Semi truck crashes into light pole in Tampa; Intersection closed

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Crews worked to remove a light pole from a Tampa intersection after a tractor-trailer crashed into it.

Tampa police said the accident occurred at 6:53 a.m

A tractor-trailer was traveling east on Floribraska Avenue when it turned south onto North Nebraska Avenue and struck a concrete light pole along the way.

“The tractor-trailer driver did not stop due to the traffic accident,” the department said.


According to police, the intersection is closed until emergency personnel safely remove the pole.

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Laura Coffey

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