Two crashes, both involving a semi-truck, cause traffic mess on I-95 in Riviera Beach

18-year-old hospitalized

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. -- All lanes of Interstate 95 have reopened after two crashes, both involving a semi-truck, north of 45th Street.

Florida Highway Patrol and West Palm Beach Fire Rescue crews were dispatched to northbound I-95 north of 45th Street at 9:31 a.m.

The fist crash, which involved five vehicles including one semi-truck, occurred around 9:30 a.m. and was probably caused by heavy rain at the time of the accident, officials on scene said. 

In the second crash, a semi-truck and a Toyota Camry driven by an 18-year-old man, collided, crushing the Toyota, authorities said.

The young man's vehicle has such extensive roof damage, it is unclear if he slammed against a wall, rolled or if he was run over by the semi.

All lanes of the interstate were closed while Trauma Hawk landed to pick up the 18-year-old.

He was flown to St. Mary's Medical Center with extremely serious injuries, but they were not considered life- threatening. Five other patients have been reported, but their injuries are unknown at this time.

A total of eight vehicles and two semi-trucks were involved in both accidents.

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