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
Anyone with information about the accident is asked to call Trooper Cranston at (941) 483-5911.