Truck’s Crash Injures One, Snarls I-95 Traffic in Lake Worth

A tow truck hit a construction vehicle near the 10th Avenue North overpass on Interstate 95 leaving one injured.

The crash also snarled northbound traffic on the highway for hours and shut down all eastbound lanes on 10th Avenue North, authorities said.

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Barbara Keller, a spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Transportation, said the tow truck’s front-end loader struck the construction vehicle on the overpass. This caused a structural damage to the construction vehicle and also damaged a road median, she said. Keller said the tow truck entered I-95 at the Lantana Road interchange, so the first overpass it came to was at 10th Avenue North where it crashed into a construction vehicle.

No other vehicles were involved but the construction vehicle’s driver suffered a concussion in the crash, according to Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt. Mark Wysocky. He said the injured driver was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

After the crash, three northbound lanes on I-95 and eastbound lanes of 10th Avenue North were closed as inspectors and structural engineers looked over the damage to the median. Additionally, there was debris from the crash spread across the roadway.

Wysocky said the I-95 is partially closed. Northbound traffic was diverted at Lantana Road in Lantana and Sixth Avenue South in Lake Worth, according to authorities.

Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash:   “This is serious accident with injuries here in Lake Worth.   We hope for everyone’s sake that it can be quickly discovered what the cause was.  Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. This is especially true when there are children in the area.  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 to find out what are your rights”.

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