Traffic was rampant on the Florida Turnpike in Martin County and St. Lucie County on April 3, as several car accidents caused blockage on various sections of the highway, according to a report by TCPalm.
The first crash happened in Martin County at around 12:30 p.m. A truck hauling a construction vehicle had pulled over to the right shoulder, and an oncoming semi-truck collided with it, causing the trailer to detach and swing into the road. A woman unnamed in reports attempted to avoid the trailer by swerving her Nissan, but the vehicle ended up rolling over. Both the driver of the semi-truck and the two women occupying the Nissan were injured and quickly transported to a nearby hospital, according to Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt. Mark Wysocky.
Another accident occurred about an hour later, only a few miles further up the northbound lanes in Hobe Sound. This crash also involved a collision with a semi-truck—this time with a compact car. Two people were flown from the accident by helicopter to the hospital.
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