FLORIDA CITY (CBSMiami) – After a seven hour cleanup, the southbound lanes of U.S. 1 at mile marker 120 heading into the Florida Keys has reopened in Florida City after a three vehicle crash.
The accident involved two dump trucks and a tractor trailer.READ MORE: Residents Bubbling Up With Anger After Sunrise Utilities Department Sends Out Bloated Water Bills
Traffic was diverted to Card Sound Road.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver of one of the dump trucks spotted a pedestrian walking on the right shoulder of the road around 4:00 a.m. He applied his brakes which caused the dump truck, loaded with gravel, to overturn.
The second dump truck, also loaded with gravel, was traveling behind the first truck and couldn’t stop in time. It slammed into the overturned dump truck and also overturned.READ MORE: Florida House Moves Forward On Violent Protest Crackdown
The third truck, the tractor trailer, was also unable to stop and hit the second overturned dump truck.
All three truck drivers were taken to Homestead Hospital.
The pedestrian was not hurt.MORE NEWS: Extremely Vulnerable To COVID? Complete A Medical Exemption Form & Visit New Federal Site At MDC’s North Campus