Driver Rescued After Trailer Goes Into Water Off U.S. 27 in Pembroke Pines

He was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

By Edward B. Colby
|  Monday, Jan 9, 2012  |  Updated 6:02 PM EDT
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A tractor trailer driver was taken to Memorial Hospital Miramar with non-life-threatening injuries after he crashed into water off U.S. Highway 27 North in Pembroke Pines Monday afternoon, officials said.

A tractor trailer driver was taken to Memorial Hospital Miramar with non-life-threatening injuries after he crashed into water off U.S. Highway 27 North in Pembroke Pines Monday afternoon, officials said.

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A tractor trailer driver was taken to Memorial Hospital Miramar with non-life-threatening injuries after he crashed into water off U.S. Highway 27 North in Pembroke Pines Monday afternoon, officials said.

The Pembroke Pines Fire Department responded to the crash near 2200 U.S. Highway 27 North at about 2:30 p.m., spokesman Tom Gallagher said.

Video showed the cab and trailer sitting in a stream off the side of the road, with part of the driver’s side door partially submerged.

Firefighters located the driver in the cab, and later several people helped the limping man walk to a Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue ambulance.

The trailer went over grass and then trees to the right side of the highway before coming to rest in the stream facing the opposite direction from northbound traffic. A firefighter who swam out to the cab after the driver’s rescue was able to stand in the water there.

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