2 hospitalized in crash with pickup, dump trucks

By Marques White, Weekend morning anchor, reporter, mwhite@wjxt.com
Published On: May 20 2014 11:49:55 AM EDT
Updated On: May 20 2014 06:20:00 PM EDT

VIDEO: People who live on Jacksonville's Westside say they live near a dangerous intersection and that something needs to be done about it.They say today's crash is the latest in a series. Two people had to be pulled from a pick-up truck and gallons of diesel fuel spilled all over the roa

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

Two people were hospitalized and gallons of diesel fuel were spilled in a crash between a pickup truck and a dump truck Tuesday morning on the Westside.

The crash at about 10 a.m. closed Commonwealth Avenue at Bulls Bay Highway.

The driver of the pickup and a passenger were taken to a hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the dump truck was OK.

It's unclear how much fuel was spilled. Police said they were concerned about it getting on the roadway, into ditches and in the water supply.

Linda Fowler, who lives at a home in front of where the accident happened, said she heard the crash.

"I heard a big crash and then all of a sudden tires screeching," Fowler said.

She said accidents are not uncommon at the intersection.

"Very often. We need a four-way flashing light out here," Fowler said.

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