A wrong-way driver was critically injured after he collided with a gasoline truck on Interstate 95 in Palm Beach County, triggering a very huge blast.
The crash, which was captured on video by the Palm Beach Department of Transportation, shows a car on fire with a very thick black smoke filling the air. After a while, a very large fireball erupts, sending flames to the other side of the highway, where other cars were passing.
After the eruption, cars driving near the explosion slowed down and steered away from the area.
The driver of the truck that was hit suffered minor injuries, the Palm Beach County Daily News reported.
A 15-year old girl and three others sustained severe injuries due to the explosion. These victims had been taken to the Delray Medical center according to Florida Highway Patrol authorities.
Authorities say the interstate could be closed for days as crews work to evaluate and fix damages to the pavement.
The Associated Press contributed to this report. The police have decided to withhold the identities of everyone involved in the accident as further investigations are still ongoing to determine if the accident was caused by either drugs or alcohol.
Attorney Jason Weisser of Shuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded about the crash. “Cases involving accidents with trucks are always subject to heightened scrutiny because of the additional regulations placed on drivers of those vehicles. Unfortunately, in our practice, we have seen numerous instances where drivers blatantly violate these regulations, which results in catastrophic consequences.”
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