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Palm Tran bus crashes on I-95 in Boynton Beach

Posted at 7:34 AM, Dec 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-07 18:57:00-05

A crash involving a Palm Tran bus blocked multiples lanes of Interstate 95 northbound and southbound Thursday morning, causing traffic delays for multiple hours.

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Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Mark Wysocky said the bus's left, rear tire rim somehow came off, causing the driver to lose control around 7 a.m.

The bus then hit a nearby vehicle and a wall on I-95 in the northbound lanes.

That tire rim crossed over to the southbound lanes and hit another vehicle. Two people, including the bus driver, were transported to Bethesda Hospital with minor injuries.

Wysocky said a light pole was also knocked down during the wreck.  

Aerial video from Chopper 5 showed heavy damaged to the back of the bus and two black trucks.

All lanes of I-95 were back open by 10 a.m.

Palm Tran said there are no rules prohibiting buses on the interstate.