I-95 crash blocks four lanes, sends three children and six adults to hospital, including 2 troopers

I-95 northbound near Belvedere Road exit

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Three children and six adults, including two Florida Highway Patrol troopers and a West Palm Beach Fire Captain, are all recuperating after a crash that blocked four lanes of traffic on Interstate 95 on Sunday night, according to a spokesman for Florida Highway Patrol.

Sergeant Christopher Fletcher with FHP said the three children were ages three, nine and ten.

"None of the injuries were life-threatening," said Fletcher. "They were all taken to St. Mary's Medical Center for treatment."

The crash began, according to Fletcher, when two FHP troopers were working a previous crash farther north on I-95 than the second major crash that ended up blocking traffic.

"The troopers were setting out safety flares, following standard protocol, parked on the shoulder," said Fletcher. "(Civilian) vehicles began merging, when a separate (civilian) vehicle didn't see the emergency lights."

The car ran into the trooper car, that had one trooper sitting inside, and hit the trooper standing on the shoulder.

A West Palm Beach Fire Captain was injured by flying debris, as he was responding to the first wreck.


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