SARASOTA -- An overturned dump truck in the south-bound lanes of Interstate 75 at Clark Road has been snarling traffic since about 2:54 p.m., according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The dump truck moved into the highway median to avoid a collision with a white or gray Toyota passenger car, and began to rotate clockwise before overturning on its side.
The load of sand spilled into the median with a portion of the truck resting in the roadway. The seriously injured truck driver was transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for treatment.
As of 6:19 p.m., the center and outside lanes are open. The inside lane will remain closed for most of the evening due to roadway repair
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Anyone with information about the accident is asked to call Trooper Cranston at (941) 483-5911.