WESLEY CHAPEL – Two motorists suffered serious injuries in an accident on I-75 when one vehicle suffered a left-front tire blow out.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a sedan driven by a 21-year-old Ocoee female was traveling southbound in the outside lane of I-75, south of State Road 56, at about 2:07 a.m., Dec 27. A 28-year-old male from Zephyrhills was driving a sedan southbound in the inside lane of I-75.

The Ocoee female’s vehicle suffered the tire blow out and lost control, traveling across all southbound lanes and colliding with the median guardrail. The vehicle rotated back into the inside lane and was struck by the Zephyrhills man’s car. The Ocoee woman’s car was propelled backward and again collided with the guardrail, rotating to final rest in the inside lane and catching fire.

The Zephyrhills man’s car rotated to final rest in the center-inside lane.

FHP reported that both drivers were airlifted to area hospitals with serious injuries.