BRANDON -- Two people were critically injured in a pileup on Saturday that involved a semi truck and nearly a dozen other vehicles on southbound I-75 just north of State Road 60, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Many of those involved in the I-75 crash are glad that they were able to walk away from the horrifying scene with just a few bruises.
"It happened so fast and the adrenaline was pumping," said Darnel Law who was involved in the crash.
The crash happened around noon Saturday and shut down all of the lanes on southbound I-75 for three miles, as well as State Road 60 in the area. Officials said I-75 has since then reopened.Authorities said the crash was caused by an improper lane change.
That frightening rush seemed like an eternity for Law and his grandmother.
As they drove along the interstate Saturday and everyone hit the brakes, in an instant they were caught up in a chain reaction crash.
Law's brown Honda was smashed along with 10 other vehicles.
"It seemed like we were hit about five or six times but it was like only four times,” said Law. “The way the car was shaking, it was just moving and rocking."
Aside from being in shock Law was worried for his grandmother.
"I started screaming because my chest started hurting really bad," said Annie Bishop, Law’s grandmother.
Bishop was rushed to the hospital for treatment and was later released.
Even though Law's car was totaled, he and his grandmother are glad they were able to walk away from the scene.
"I’m blessed to here, actually we are all blessed to be here, the way that accident was we are all really blessed to be here," said Bishop.