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Truck runs off one-lane bridge, reportedly to avoid collision

A 22-year-old Macclenny man escaped injury — but his truck didn’t — when he says he avoided hitting an unidentified vehicle while crossing Swift Creek Bridge in Sanderson about 1 a.m. this morning.

The Florida Highway Patrol reported the accident involving Michael David Richmond on Hamp Register Road south of Cow Pen Road shortly after 5 a.m. FHP said Mr. Richmond was traveling north and approaching the one-lane bridge when the unknown vehicle entered the bridge heading south.

The driver’s 2007 Ford Ranger ran off the bridge and into the water, but “no information was available on the other vehicle,” according to FHP.

Mr. Richmond was wearing his seat belt and alcohol is not suspected to be factor in the crash. The Ford Ranger suffered an estimated $10,000 in damage.

Joel Addington

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