Two drivers were hospitalized on Saturday morning after their vehicles collided on NE 14th Street in Ocala.
At approximately 3:25 a.m., Ocala Fire Rescue units (Engine 5, Engine 3, Rescue 3, Squad 7, and Battalion 22) responded to the 2400 block of NE 14th Street in reference to the crash. Upon arrival, crew members observed an overturned tractor trailer and a passenger vehicle that had sustained severe damage.
The driver of the passenger vehicle was trapped inside, and crew members used extrication tools to free the driver.
The tractor trailer’s driver had climbed out of the vehicle prior to the arrival of OFR units. According to OFR, the tractor trailer was hauling potable water, so there was no threat to the environment.
Both drivers received immediate medical aid by paramedics who were on scene, and they were then transported by ambulance to local hospitals.
The Ocala Police Department and Marion County Fire Rescue also responded.