[UPDATE] 2 People Cut From Car After I-10 Accident - SLIDESHOW

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

UPDATE Tallahassee, Florida - March 30, 2012

FHP has released a copy of the accident report which is attached above.

Tallahassee Fire Department Cuts Two People From Afternoon Rollover Accident on I-10

March 30, 2012

At 2:45 p.m., the Tallahassee Fire Department responded to a two vehicle rollover accident in the westbound lane of Interstate 10 at mile marker 199. Firefighters used extrication equipment to remove two patients who were entrapped in one vehicle. Both patients were transported to TMH by Leon County EMS. Two dogs were also inside the vehicle and were transported in good condition by Leon County Animal Control for further examination. The driver of the second vehicle was not taken to the hospital and was evaluated and released by TFD Paramedics. No other injuries were reported at the
scene and the crash is under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol.
*** NOTE TFD Press Release attached with photos ***

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Tallahassee, Florida - March 30, 2012 -- 4:14pm

FHP says two vehicles were involved in accident on I-10 West near exit 199 US-27. Two people were in one vehicle and another person was in SUV.

FHP states SUV driver says a ladder fell off of the vehicle in front of him and he swerved to miss it. The second vehicle overturned somehow.

SUV driver is fine while the driver and passenger in second car have been taken to TMH; and two dogs in car were taken to Northwood Animal Hospital to be checked out.

Both of the vehicles were just removed from the scene. Took about an hour and a half to clear the area. Traffic is moving but slowly at the moment.

No update yet on the conditions of the people in the gold car who were taken to the hospital.

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Tallahassee, Florida - March 30, 2012 - 3:39pm -

FHP Update: Crash in Leon on I-10 west at Exit 199 US-27, 2 left lanes blocked.

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Tallahassee, Florida - March 30, 2012 - 3:20pm -

The Tallahassee Fire Department had to cut two people from a vehicle after a serious accident on I-10. The accident took place around 3pm on I-10 west at Exit 199 (US-27).The Florida Highway Patrol reports that the on-ramp is closed and traffic is moving slowly in the westbound lane.

The injuries and conditions of those involved in the accident are unknown at this time.

Stay with WCTV for details.


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  • by Anonymous on Apr 3, 2012 at 02:49 PM
    I was stopped right next to them and it was horrific. I am so glad they are ok.I will sleep better tonight finally knowing! Thank you.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 1, 2012 at 01:41 AM
    I'll tell you whose ladder it was. It belonged to someone who is too dumb to know enough to secure their load before driving. This person's name and business needs to be publicized so that everyone knows who not to hire. At the least this person needs to be charged with causing the wreck. Nobody this dumb needs to be working on my house.
  • by fred Location: tallahassee on Mar 31, 2012 at 06:20 PM
    ill tell you whos ladder it was, somebody out workin while you libs are busy trying to blame sombody for somthing that was probaly just a honest accedent
  • by in a hurry Location: Tally on Mar 31, 2012 at 07:02 AM
    Friday afternoon and in a hurry to start the weekend. A safety first major failure to secure a ladder before flying down I10 at high speed. Here's what can happen. Hope nobody dies because of a safety first major fail. Don't just throw a ladder up on your truck or assume your buddy secured it properly. As the driver you should go through a safety first check every time. Miss one time and here's what can happen.
  • by DTH Location: Tallahassee on Mar 31, 2012 at 06:50 AM
    SO.....Who owns the Ladder?
  • by debk Location: SSI on Mar 30, 2012 at 08:10 PM
    There really was nothing the drivers could have done differently. My husband and I were just seconds ahead of these cars. I had my head down reading and felt my husband swerve to the left towards the barrier. He never saw anything drop the large metal ladder. Only the car ahead swerve before we did. We breathed a sigh of relief until my husband looked in the mirror and saw 1 car hit the barrier and the other one start flipping. It was terrible.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 30, 2012 at 07:39 PM
    It would have been much safer for all involved for the vehicles to have just plowed thru ( or over) the ladder. I know it's human nature to react and try to avoid hitting something but in a case like this, at high speed with other vehicles around you, unless it's it's an object that will cause you to have an accident you should maintain your lane. I've been in this situation, and if I, or any of the drivers around me had reacted any differently than we did, it would have been a massive pile-up. It happened in a split second, a large object came out of the back of a truck right in front of me on I-75, multiple lanes of traffic, if I would have swerved, or anyone else, we may all be dead. Scared the you know what out of me, but did minimal damage to my vehicle, and none to my child, her friend, and myself. And thats what matters. Now, to address the idiot that didn't secure that object in the back of his truck......
  • by J on Mar 30, 2012 at 06:31 PM
    Hope everyone is ok. This accident brings to mind a good rule of thumb... It's always safer to allow more distance when the vehicle in front of you is carrying cargo that could possibly fall out. Trucks, trailers, cars with bikes, luggage racks, etc. By following too closely you leave your fate to the person in front of you.
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      by Your defensive driving will save you, so stop texting! on Mar 31, 2012 at 08:49 AM in reply to J
      Easier said than done. When you leave a safe distance between you and car in front of you, like a car length or longer, then some jerk always squeezes in between you and car ahead, leaving even a shorter unsafe distance. More vehicles need to be stopped for junk flying out of their rigs like buckets, boards, and mattresses. Alot of trailers haul without tail brake lights or license plates. Just seen a kid the other day driving with both doors removed from his pickup with rear bumper bearly hanging on. Kinda wish auto inspections were mandated in FL like they used to be in GA. Hope all goes well with those injured here.
  • by Jennie Location: Havana on Mar 30, 2012 at 03:52 PM
    I just wish we as any person could just slow down and take it easy . we all are in a hurry to get somewhere and most places are not that far.We need to think about others then three fourth of these accidents will not happen. I drive and when I see some driving extra fast,I just let them go by. And to have any thing on a car etc. and it come loose and cause an accident one needs to be fined.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 30, 2012 at 12:58 PM
    I am praying no one got hurt in the wreck and died.
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