A motor vehicle accident in Florida last Saturday left several passengers with critical injuries. Two passenger vehicles and a semi-truck crashed at LPGA Blvd. and I-95.
The crash closed the highway for more than seven hours and northbound lanes re-opened at about 10:30 p.m. The Florida Department of Transportation reported traffic was backed up for several miles during the closure.
The driver of the semi, Alan Brandon, 53, of Boynton Beach, was entrapped for a time and taken to Halifax Health Medical Center with critical injuries, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The driver of the pickup that entered the highway in front of the truck, 35-year-old Dannie Motley of Haines City, was not injured. Charges are pending, the FHP said.
The 2006 Ford pickup was entering southbound I-95 from LPGA Boulevard about 3 p.m. and drove into the path of the semi that was hauling a tandem trailer, according to the FHP. The semi attempted to avoid the pickup and overturned in the southbound lanes before sliding through the guardrail and into the median, coming to a stop in the northbound lanes.
Daytona Beach Fire Department spokesman Lt. Larry Stoney said emergency crews from the city and Volusia County Fire Services worked to clear the crash scene, and a Volusia County Hazmat team was called in to manage a fuel leak from the semi. The truck was carrying paint and other supplies.
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