Car Plunges into Hillsborough River

03/18/15




The names will be released as soon as they are available
car in water

Details: At 8:30 a.m. the driver was crossing the Brorein Street Bridge and he attempted to change lanes. Traffic slowed down in front of him making him swerve back to his original lane. He lost control of the vehicle, hit the guard rail and went over the side of the bridge. He and his passenger climbed on top of the truck. A Tampa Fire Rescue boat transported the two men to Tampa General Hospital with minor injuries. The Tampa Police Department Dive Team and Marine Unit, along with Stepps Towing, towed the vehicle out of the water. The driver will be cited with careless driving.

The two outside lanes of Brorein Street will be shut down for several hours while repairs are being made to the guard rail.

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