Fla. Firefighters Rescue 3 From Armored Truck


Police closed the Main Street bridge for hours after an armored truck crash injured two security workers.

Jacksonville Fire and Rescue department crews responded at about 9:30 a.m. Sunday after a Brink's armored truck flipped over on the bridge in downtown Jacksonville. Police immediately shut down all lanes of traffic on the Main Street Bridge.

Firefighters said they rescued two people inside the truck. They said the driver had only minor injuries, but the passenger in the back of the truck sustained serious injuries. Both were rushed to Shands Jacksonville Medical Center.

A witness said the truck hit the side of the bridge, hit part of the span, flew in the air and flipped. He described the crash as "like the movies."

Channel 4's Vic Micolucci said after freeing the two inside the truck, firefighters from the hazardous materials team had to siphon diesel fuel from truck's gas tank to prevent a fire or leak.

Investigators from the city of Jacksonville's environmental protection department said about 50 gallons of fuel leaked onto the bridge, with some dripping onto the north river walk.

Around noon, several towing companies were trying to get the heavily armored truck off the bridge. Cleanup crews were also dispatched to the scene to get rid of the diesel fuel.

Police reopened the Main Street bridge about 1:30 p.m. Sunday. There did not appear to be any structural damage to the bridge.

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