Semi Full of Bulls Crashes on Florida Highway Near Gainesville

Sunday, Jan 6, 2013  |  Updated 6:03 PM EDT
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A crash on Interstate 75 in Central Florida has snarled traffic after a semitrailer hauling 32 bulls blew a tire and slammed into a tree.

Florida Highway Patrol officials said three of the bulls got loose after Saturday's accident and one had to be shot because it was too aggressive, the Gainesville Sun reports.

The crash was reported in the southbound lanes just south of the Newberry Road interchange, and interstate traffic in both directions slowed to a crawl, the newspaper reported. 

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A crew of people including cowboys, veterinarians and state troopers, set up chutes with portable metal fences to offload the bulls from the semi into trailers that would transport them to South Florida.

Bryan Martin said he and driver Travis Carr were hauling the bulls from Texas to Indiantown.

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The truck driver was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

No other injuries were reported. An entrance to the highway was blocked for several hours.

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