WB John Ringling Causeway reopens after multi-car crash

SARASOTA, FL (WFLA) – Sarasota Police officers are investigating a 4-vehicle crash on the John Ringling Causeway.

According to SPD, the crash happened in the westbound lanes of the bridge around 11:20 a.m. Saturday. The westbound lanes were closed for a few hours. Officers reopened the lanes around 3:20 p.m.

According to SPD, a truck driving carelessly took a u-turn at Bird Key and started heading eastbound on the bridge. The truck had a flat tire. It sideswiped the raised concrete wall several times. After going back over the bridge, the truck went through the landscaped median and crossed into oncoming traffic, striking a Cadillac in the westbound lanes and then a Pontiac Grand Prix that pulled into the right shoulder.

The drivers of the truck and the Cadillac were taken to the Sarasota Memorial Hospital with injuries. According to SPD, it is unclear right now if alcohol or drugs were the factors in the crash.

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