MIAMI-DADE (CBS4) – A roll over crash of a tractor trailer Sunday morning on I-95 in Miami-Dade created a major headache for drivers for hours, after it touched off 11 accidents as drivers tried to scramble from its path.
The Florida Highway Patrol just the driver of a Budget rental truck, who was heading north on the highway, lost control at about 9 a.m. and rolled over just south of 95th Street.
FHP Spokesperson Lt. Alex Annunziato said the truck sliced across lanes of traffic, and as the truck over turned it slammed into the concrete median barrier, sending debris everywhere.
Drivers trying to avoid the chunks of concrete and the overturned truck caused nearly a dozen other accidents from 79th Street to 151st Street. The FHP said there were six accidents in the northbound lanes and five accidents in the southbound lanes from 79th Street to 151st Street.
Several people were injured in the chain reaction crashes, none seriously.
Traffic was backed up for miles due to lane closures as the accidents were investigated and the debris was cleared.Traffic returned to normal about noon.
While 6 cars had to be towed because of the damage, the rental truck that caused the accident was totaled.
Investigators have yet to say what caused the truck to go out of control.