If you’ve ever been driving down an expressway or interstate, you’re well aware of how frustrating and terrifying it can be if your vehicle suddenly breaks down. If at all possible, at the first sign of trouble, you should begin making your way as far to the right as possible if it is safe to do so. If you can, it is best to try and reach an exit. Park as far off the shoulder or as safely in a breakdown lane as possible. If it is dark out, make sure that your car is visible. Turn on your emergency lights and if you have them, set out reflective triangle signs or road flares to alert drivers that your vehicle is there and is disabled. If you need to call for help, it is best to do so from inside the vehicle possible.
Local 10 News reports that Florida State troopers are investigating a horrific crash that killed three people on I-95 in Dania Beach.
The crash happened at around 3:30 a.m. on Saturday on southbound Interstate 95 in Broward County.
An SUV had been involved in a previous crash that left the vehicle disabled across the left and center southbound lanes. A sedan with two men inside then slammed into the disabled SUV.
The 35-year-old driver of the sedan and the 25-year-old passenger both died at the scene. A female passenger who had remained inside the SUV was also killed.
The driver of the SUV and one of the passengers had exited the vehicle.
Two other people suffered from serious injuries and were rushed to local hospitals.
All southbound lanes were blocked off for about six hours as heavy machinery was brought in to clear the scene.
Traffic was reopened at about 10:00 a.m.
So far, no one has been charged in the accident, but troopers have up to 90 days to conduct an investigation.