A Multi-Car Crash Closes All Lanes Of The Palmetto Expressway Except For One
It’s not unusual for multi-vehicle crashes to be severe, especially when roadways are at their busiest, nervous tensions run high, and drivers are distracted. Such a collision involving several vehicles happened last week in the southbound lanes of the Palmetto Expressway. While the accident completely shut down traffic for at least two hours during rush hour, thankfully, no one was seriously hurt.
The Miami Herald reported that the morning pileup that involved a total of eight vehicles, including a bus and a semi-tractor trailer rig, happened on Thursday, February 27th, just after 7:30 A.M. in Hialeah.
Not many details are known about what caused the crash, but reports indicate that it took place near Northwest 122nd Street. The accident affected all lanes except the express lane. As a result, the massive traffic back-up of morning commuters caused several days and lasted for at least two hours.
A traffic helicopter from WSVN showed video footage of several cars with damage across several lanes. Footage also showed two vehicles that were trapped between a large charter bus and an 18-wheeler.
The Florida Highway Patrol issued a statement saying that there were people who had been hurt in the multi-vehicle crash; however, they suffered only minor injuries.
Traffic was reported to have re-opened at just after 9:30 A.M. All lanes were reopened.
Investigators are still uncertain what caused the crash. The accident is still currently under investigation by the police.