USPS semi driver, Samuel Dunbar, was traveling east on the I-10 between County Roads 125 and 229 at 10:15 a.m. when he rear-ended another semi carrying water heaters. Troopers said eastbound traffic was slow at the time because of a previous accident where a trailer full of hay caught fire.
FHP officials say Dunbar jackknifed his tractor-trailer after encountering backed-up traffic around mile marker 340, causing its cab to separate from the truck’s chassis and flip onto its roof. Dunbar’s vehicle then struck Tony Jay White’s, 27, semi truck, pushing it into the emergency lanes.
White walked away with no injuries, but Dunbar was taken to UF Health Hospital with serious injuries. Dunbar was cited with reckless driving.