• Driver ticketed after crashing into Wawa truck


    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Part of a busy intersection in Orange County is back open after a crash involving a tractor-trailer Wednesday morning.

    A car had to be cut to get the driver out after it collided with a Wawa truck, which was blocking part of Lee Road and Edgewater Drive.

    The car's driver, Justin Berrios, was ticketed for crashing into the truck, officers said.

    Florida Highway Patrol said Berrios turned in front of the truck and crashed.

    Lee road was shut down for hours while crews cleaned up the debris.

    He was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

    People WFTV spoke with said they think the construction down the road could be making Edgewater Drive and Lee Road more congested and possibly more dangerous.

    "Yeah, there are a lot of crashes here. I don't think people pay attention around here," said a driver.

    Last year, two people died and dozens more crashed in the same area, WFTV found out.

    "I just don't think people pay attention," said one resident.

    Last year, the Florida Department of Transportation said it would study the problem.

    Multiple drivers told WFTV they think congestion and a lack of turn arrows make it hazardous.

    Last year, FHP told WFTV they'd consider adding more turn arrows, but drivers still have lights without them and people are still crashing.

    Workers will be monitoring the storm water near the intersection for the next couple of weeks to make sure fuel from the crash does not contaminate the water.

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