Broward Interstate Accidents Highlight Dangers on I-95
Gregg Hollander | October 12, 2012 | Personal Injury
A rollover car accident, between a motorcycle and an SUV, ended up shutting down Interstate 95 northbound lanes between State Road 84 and Griffin Road for 3 hours, according to the Sun Sentinel. The accident happened when the motorcycle was changing lanes. It slammed into the rear fender of a Hummer just after 4:00 p.m.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the driver of the motorcycle was ejected from his vehicle when it slammed into a concrete median and went up in flames. Luckily, he was wearing his helmet, but the accident was so severe that he still sustained critical injuries and was transported to Borward Health Medical Center. During the collision the Hummer rolled and landed right-side up on the shoulder of the road. The driver sustained minor injuries.
A witness says that there were dozens of emergency response vehicles that sped along the shoulder of the Interstate to reach the smoking accident. The accident forced transportation officials to shut down 95 traffic in the area. Traffic was rerouted through the Griffin Exit. That was until another accident happened on State Road 7 by the Interstate 595 overpass. This second accident caused another traffic standstill in Davie.
Our Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyers understand how dangerous our area’s roadways can be — particularly as we head into the winter travel season. As a matter of fact, we have been ranked as having some of the most dangerous roadways in the nation time and time again. Drivers are asked to be cautious in the area as traffic accidents are far too common.
As a matter of fact, Florida has many of the 100 most dangerous roads in the country. Interstate 95 ranks as the top, followed by Interstate 4 and Interstate 75. All of these roads ranked within the top 15, according to the Orlando Business Journal.
Between 2004 and 2008, there were close to 700 fatal car accidents on Interstate 96. This means that there was a deadly accident every 1.75 miles along that road.
Interstate Safe Driving Tips:
-Make sure you always use your blinker. Make sure motorists know your intended maneuvers in traffic.
-Always drive with your headlights on.
-Make sure that you follow the posted speed limit. Don’t exceed it or go too slow.
-Keep distractions away from the driver. They need their hands on the wheel, their eyes on the road and their concentration on driving.
-When taking long road trips make sure you schedule in breaks. You want to stop and rest every 100 miles or at least once every 2 hours.
-Be sure to adjust your driving to the current weather and traffic conditions.
-Make sure that everyone in your vehicle is wearing their seat belt.