Man critical after truck hits I-295 guardrail

Published On: Aug 06 2014 11:28:15 AM EDT   Updated On: Jul 25 2014 12:53:27 PM EDT

VIDEO: Florida Highway Patrol say a driver veered off of 295 into the center guardrail. Investigators don't believe any other drivers were involved.


A 57-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 295 on the Westside on Friday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

State troopers said Michael McDonald was driving a pickup truck about 9:20 a.m. when he veered off the road for unknown reasons and struck the median guardrail.

Troopers said McDonald wasn't wearing a seat belt and was ejected through the front passenger window.

McDonald was taken to UF Health Jacksonville in critical condition.

All lanes of Interstate 295 northbound at Wilson Boulevard were blocked for nearly two hours before reopening.


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