Gas Tanker Crash Closes Entrance to Port Everglades

Driver suffered a seizure, authorities say

By Sebastian del Marmol
|  Sunday, Feb 12, 2012  |  Updated 1:12 PM EDT
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A gas tanker crash forced the closing of one of the entrances to Port Everglades Sunday morning.

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The driver of gas tanker suffered a seizure near one of the entrances of Port Everglades and crashed his truck into a light pole and transponder Sunday morning, police confirmed.

The man was taken to the Broward General Hospital but police were forced to close the entrance to the port at State Road 84 (SE 24th St.) near US 1. Those going to or leaving the port can still use other entrances, including the 595 entrance.

In a statement, Broward Sheriff's Office said that there did not to be any gas in the tank of the truck nor was there any leaking.

They also said that Florida Power & Light workers were on the scene to determine how power in the area would be affected.

More information to come.
 

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