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Crashes slow traffic on westbound I-4

All lanes reopened to traffic just before 7 a.m.
Credit: Florida Department of Transportation

DOVER, Fla. — Traffic slowed for some time on westbound Interstate 4 in Hillsborough County following a couple of crashes.

They happened early Sunday morning in the area of Fritzke and McIntosh roads, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Crews shut down the highway for a period of time but have since allowed traffic to get by.

The first crash happened around 4:30 a.m. when a driver somehow drove off the road and into a guardrail, flipping several times before getting hit by another car.

About a half-hour later, a motorcyclist hit the back of another car that had been stopped from the earlier crash. Its rider was thrown onto the shoulder.

The extent of the drivers' injuries is not yet known.

All lanes of traffic reopened before 7 a.m.

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