A 68-year-old man was killed after the BMW he was driving collided with a wandering bull on I-95 just south of the intersection at State Road 100 and Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard.
That collision triggered a series of other collisions that ended up involving six more vehicles, two of them tractor-trailers, and sending six people to local hospitals.
The bull was also killed and ended up on the side of the road.
The crash took place at mile marker 280 in the northbound lanes of I-95. It’s unclear why the bull was wandering in that area or how it had gotten there at all. The Florida Highway Patrol has not yet determined the complete sequence of events.
Among those involved were a 7-year-old child and a pregnant woman.
After the crash a driver passing by stopped and put on her flashers, trying to stop traffic. One of the callers to 911 reported seeing a large SUV go airborne and flip.
A woman, whose age FHP did not disclose, was the passenger in a 2013 BMW X5 the man was driving. She was seriously injured and was one of the two patients taken to the hospital. Another individual in a Toyota Highlander was also involved in the crash but was not named in the FHP report, and did not sustain injuries. Others had different severity of injuries.
I-95 northbound was shut down near the crash site and remained either shut down or limited to restricted traffic.
Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded about the crash. “Cases involving accidents with tractor trailers 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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