Interstate 275 in Tampa was closed for hours today when several vehicles were involved in two crashes.
At 12:18 p.m., four vehicles crashed on I-275 southbound mile marker 46, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Three of the vehicles were Hyundai Sonatas and the other was a Nissan Maxima.
The drivers were taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa with minor injuries and the at-fault driver was cited for careless driving, according to the FHP.
The roadway was re-opened at 2:04 p.m.
Then, at 12:53 p.m., three vehicles crashed also on I-275 southbound near Fowler Avenue. This crash involved a Nissan, Honda and Toyota. There were no injuries. One driver was cited for careless driving.