Five drivers were injured, including one in critical condition, following a multi-vehicle crash yesterday that shut down the eastbound lanes of the Midpoint Bridge for about five hours.

The crash occurred about 7:45 a.m. At least four vehicles and a motorcycle were involved. The motorcycle was nearly embedded into the back of a car and a truck flipped on its side.

The crash happened when the driver of a white 2006 Ford van hit the back of a motorcycle that was slowing down for stopped traffic. The van slammed the motorcycle into the car in front of it, causing a chain reaction. The van overturned.

Read more about the crash.

This was the second accident in two days where there was a rear-end collision involving stopped traffic. In our previous blog, we told you about a crash on U.S. 41 near Daniel’s Parkway/Cypress Lake Drive on Monday. A man was killed when his vehicle was struck from behind while he was stopped in traffic, causing his vehicle to hit the one in front of him. Read more.

As a reminder, here are some tips to help you avoid rear-end crashes: download safety tips.

At Bernardo Injury Law, we know how serious accidents can impact so many lives. If we can help you, contact us at (239) 332-3000 or toll free at 888-428-8943, email us at You can learn more on our website at and see some of our case results.