Update: Fire Rescue on Scene at Bruce B. Downs, I-75 Overpass Accident
Multiple units have been called out for a crash that occurred around 11 a.m.
12:30 p.m. update: Officials have corrected their previous statement. It is a construction accident rather than a traffic accident. A helicopter is airlifting an individual to a nearby hospital.
Northbound traffic on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard is backing up quickly.
Original story: Tampa Fire Rescue is on the scene of a crash that took place around 11 a.m. on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard underneath the Interstate 75 overpass.
Multiple units are on scene and more are on the way, a Tampa Fire Rescue media release said.
“There is one patient that required extrication and Tampa Fire Rescue crews have carefully executed this rescue; the patient is now extricated and is being evaluated and treated by Tampa Fire Rescue Medics who are requesting emergency air lift to a local hospital,” the release said.
Officials anticipate traffic in the area will be impacted for some time.
No other details are available at this time.