11 car pileup on I-75 - FOX 13 News

11 car pileup on I-75

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This was the aftermath of a huge crash on I-75.

"They reported multiple cars, multiple patients walking around and a car was trapped between a semi and a concrete wall," said Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Spokesman Ronnie Rivera.

The chain reaction wreck happened in the southbound lanes of I-75 right near Highway 60 in Brandon just around noon Saturday.

Florida Highway Patrol says it all started when a Chevy Traverse apparently cut off a tractor trailer.

The semi hit the Chevy, which then hit four other vehicles.

There were 11 vehicles total involved.

Officials with Hillsborough County Fire Rescue say one of those cars was pinned pretty bad.

"There was a driver, an adult male in the car that was trapped," said Rivera.

It took first responders about an hour to free that driver from what remained of his vehicle.

That driver was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive, something first responders didn't expect when they first laid eyes on the wreck.

"The way that the car looked and the way the accident happened we thought it was going to be a fatality," said Rivera.

Seven people were treated for injuries but luckily no one was killed

The accident closed a portion of I-75 Southbound causing quite a traffic nightmare on that road and nearby thoroughfares near the Brandon Town Center Mall during the busy tax free holiday weekend.

The highway re-opened about three hours later, but not before some anxious moments on the road thanks to this big crash.

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