A Bobcat construction vehicle hauled by a large tow truck hit the 10th Avenue North overpass on Interstate 95.
The crash damaged the bridge, snarled northbound traffic on the highway and shut down all eastbound lanes on 10th Avenue North, authorities and Florida Highway Patrol officials said.
A spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Transportation said a combination front-end loader and backhoe struck a beam on the overpass. The backhoe was extended upward and that’s what damaged the concrete beam, she said.
Three other vehicles were involved and there were over nine people injured in the crash, according to a Florida Highway Patrol spokesman.
The victims were taken to Delray Medical Center, while some were taken to another hospital in the County.
After the crash, three northbound lanes on I-95 were closed and eastbound lanes of 10th Avenue North were also closed for some time as inspectors and structural engineers looked over the damage to the overpass. Additionally, there was debris from the concrete beam spread across the roadway.
A Florida Highway Patrol spokesman said at no point was I-95 completely closed.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident involving a Bobcat construction vehicle, which ultimately, resulted in injuries to nine people. We hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident so that the family and friends of the victims can get justice and have a closure. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”
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