The northbound ramp of the crosstown connector to eastbound Interstate 4 is open after gravel spilled on the roadway caused a three-car crash with one man thrown over the barrier wall Tuesday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Around 9:23 a.m., an unknown northbound truck spilled gravel onto the ramp, where a 56-year-old Tampa woman then lost control of her Buick and crashed into the barrier wall, according to FHP.
A 24-year-old Tampa man also lost control of his two-door Pontiac because of the gravel and crashed into the barrier wall. When he got out of his car to look at the damage, according to FHP, a third car driven by a 66-year-old Tampa woman lost control because of the spilled gravel and hit the 24-year-old and his car.
The impact of the hit caused the man to be thrown over the barrier wall and to fall 33 feet below the ramp, according to FHP. The man was taken to Tampa General Hospital and is being treated for serious injuries. The other drivers weren’t injured, FHP said.
Anyone with information on the truck that spilled gravel can contact FHP at 813-631-4020.