Hillsborough deputy pinned in rubble of 6-vehicle crash in stable condition

Photo credit Larry Smith

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — A Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office motorcycle deputy was involved in a six-vehicle accident in the Gibsonton area on Tuesday afternoon.

It happened in the area of Interstate-75 and Gibsonton Drive.

Deputy Tim Berg, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office photo
Deputy Tim Berg, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office photo

The deputy, Tim Berg, 37, was pinned underneath a vehicle. It took paramedics an hour to rescue Berg. He was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital. The veteran deputy is in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries. He sustained several lacerations and may have broken his ankle.

Three other patients were transported to local hospitals.

A sheriff’s office spokesperson said that the vehicles involved in the crash included a Ford Mustang, a Ford F-150, a sedan, a flatbed semi, a large semi, and the deputy’s motorcycle.

Gibsonton Drive has reopened in both directions.

The accident is under investigation.

Stay with WFLA.com for updates about this breaking story.

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