A fatal accident on I-95 has stopped traffic and forced the closure of the highway for hours.
Joseph Willie, who was on a scooter, was hit by a driver in the northbound lanes on the Broward Road overpass. The impact had sent the 37-year-old flying off of the bike. He was then run over by an 18-wheeler. His scooter was pinned down under the truck. The third vehicle then struck him.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver of the third vehicle did not notice he had hit someone until after the fact. As soon as he did, he contacted the police.
Chopper 4 over the scene had also spotted yellow tarps covering Joseph Willie’s body which had been severed into two different pieces.
All 1-95 northbound lanes were closed to traffic. Drivers were forced leave the road. This caused a major traffic jam and delays for drivers attempting to get past the scene where the accident had occurred.
The highway has since been re-opened to traffic. The identity of the drivers involved in the accident had not yet been revealed as police and the Florida Highway Patrol officials are still investigating the crash.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in a fatality. We hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. 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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