BOCA RATON, Fla. - They changed the markings on the road, and they changed the signs. But those changes did not prevent a truck driver from crash landing on Interstate 95 in southern Palm Beach County this weekend.
First responders got the urgent call early Saturday morning on Congress Avenue and I-95 in Boca Raton, after the tractor-trailer drove through the guardrail and fell from the overpass and onto the southbound lanes of I-95.
Investigators believe the driver, a 37-year-old man from Bakersfield, Calif., likely fell asleep at the wheel.
He survived and is recovering at Delray Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
Monday, workers spent the afternoon cleaning up the mess because chunks of concrete and twisted metal littered the highway.
If this all sounds familiar it’s because the overpass has a quite the history.
In fact, in a little over a year, there have been four crashes where tractor-trailers have ended driving through the intersection and dangling over the edge of the I-95 ramp.