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7-car crash stalled traffic on Howard Frankland Bridge Tuesday

After one driver collided with another car in the next lane, it created a chain reaction, Florida Highway Patrol said.

TAMPA, Fla. — A crash involving seven cars, including an SUV and pickup truck, on the Howard Frankland Bridge slowed traffic during the evening rush hour.

The crash mostly affected drivers heading to Tampa on Interstate 275, but traffic on the southbound lanes appeared to be moving slowly during the 6 o'clock hour.

Florida Highway Patrol said a driver of a Nissan Altima "failed to drive with care" and swerved to the inside middle lane, colliding with a Chevrolet Tahoe already in the lane. This created a chain reaction involving five other cars, FHP officials said. The final car hit was an F-150 pickup truck headed northbound on I-275 that was stopped in traffic.

According to the crash report, there were four people reported to have non-life-threatening injuries as a result of the crash.

All lanes have since reopened. The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating.

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