A fatal crash involving a van that had a tire malfunction shut down all southbound lanes of Interstate 95 during the evening rush hour in northern Palm Beach County.
The crash involving one vehicle, a 2005 Chevy, occurred at Exit 79C near Military Trail in Palm Beach Gardens.
Injured was Robert Lebanon, 43, of Delray Beach and his 22-year-old son who were passengers in the car driven by a 34-year-old also of Delray Beach.
The vehicle was traveling on I-95 in the left center lane, just north of Military Trail, when there was a tire malfunction, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The 34-year-old lost control of the vehicle, which crashed into a BMW and rolled over several times. It came to a rest between the left HOV lane and the left center lane, facing in the west direction, FHP said.
Robert and his son were critically injured at the scene and the 34-year old had minor injuries, according to FHP.
The driver was wearing a seat belt but it wasn’t known if Robert did.
Initially, all five lanes were shut down, but within an hour one lane was reopened. Only one lane was blocked but traffic was backed up to Donald Ross Road where motorists were exiting. Shortly later all lanes were open.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in injuries. 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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