FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A Florida Highway Patrol trooper and another driver were taken to Broward Health Medical Center after being involved in a crash on I-95 early Thursday morning.
The FHP said the trooper collided with a Tesla around 5 a.m. in the northbound lanes near Griffin Road.READ MORE: Renewed Call For More Safety Measures After Deadly Rickenbacker Causeway Crash
Multiple lanes were blocked during the morning commute, snarling traffic for more than six hours. At one point, traffic was backed up to Pembroke Road, nearly eight miles away.READ MORE: Divers Mark 20th Anniversary Of Sinking Spiegel Grove Off Key Largo
Drivers were urged to avoid the area and use US 411 or the Turnpike as an alternate.
“I tried to go on Federal Highway, take Federal Highway north but it’s still bumper to bumper for miles. I don’t know how the rest is, but this is the time to sit back, relax, enjoy your coffee, music,” said Ash Bhatti who was stuck in traffic.MORE NEWS: Miami Man Is Florida's Newest Millionaire After Playing Lottery's 'Jackpot Triple Play'
The trooper and the Tesla driver were both treated for non-life threatening injuries and released from the hospital.