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Boat trailer malfunctions and separates from truck on Gandy bridge[This 18-foot boat and its trailer separated from its vehicle and crashed into a wall on the Gandy Bridge. [Credit: Florida Highway Patrol]]
This 18-foot boat and its trailer separated from its vehicle and crashed into a wall on the Gandy Bridge. [Credit: Florida Highway Patrol]
Paul GuzzoTimes staff writer
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Published: June 3, 2018
Updated: June 3, 2018 at 07:57 PM

A 2012 Ford F150 towing an 18-foot boat was travelling westbound on the Gandy Bridge Sunday afternoon when the boat trailer’s hitch malfunctioned and separated from the vehicle, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The boat and trailer impacted the bridge’s concrete barrier wall but caused no damage. The outside lane is currently closed until the wreckage can removed.

The driver was Jeffrey John Pinney, a 41-year-old Tampa resident.

He was not injured.

Alcohol was not a factor in the incident.

Contact Paul Guzzo at pguzzo@tampabay.com. Follow @PGuzzoTimes.