A chain reaction crash Monday night on the Howard Frankland Bridge sent a driver into Tampa Bay.

Florida Highway Patrol says a Nissan Frontier with a small trailer was parked in the inside southbound lane of I-275, just south of the bridge crest, and the driver was out of the vehicle.

Troopers say a Toyota Corolla took evasive action to avoid a crash but struck the trailer, which slammed into the driver and sent him over the wall into Tampa Bay.

A Jeep Compass then hit the back of the Corolla, according to FHP.

Several agencies responded, and troopers say the driver was pulled from the water and rushed to the hospital.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


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