Box truck drives off Florida bridge

Sarasota Police Department photo
Sarasota Police Department photo

SARASOTA, Fla. (WFLA) — Officers with the Sarasota Police Department responded to an accident Monday involving a box truck that drove over the westbound lanes of the Coon Key Bridge.

Police say the driver is safe and out of the truck, however the box truck is in the water.

As of 10:15 a.m., patrol officers were working to direct traffic westbound over the John Ringling Causeway Bridge and Coon Key Bridge. Marine patrol officers are on the water working to assess how to remove the box truck.

Traffic is beginning to become quite backed up. Drivers are being asked to find alternate routes if possible.

No roads were closed, however the two westbound lanes of the Coon Key Bridge were down to one lane.

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