Rain Contributes To 12-Car Pile Up On I-95
By Space Coast Daily // May 3, 2013
TRAFFIC FLOWING – CHARGES PENDING
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – At approximately 5:15 p.m. today, during a heavy rain storm in Brevard County, a chain of crashes involving a a total of 12 vehicles occurred in the southbound lanes of I-95, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
A total of five crashes occurred on I-95 from mile marker 195 to mile marker 197 in Rockledge. As vehicles began slowing due to poor visibility, one car did not slow and ran into the back of another car.
Preliminary information provided by the Florida Highway Patrol has seven people transported to two hospitals and two other injuries. All injuries are said to be non-life threatening.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a Target department store semi overturned when it took evasive action to avoid the cars in the lanes ahead involved in the crashes. As the semi drove onto the shoulder it overturned.
The southbound lanes are now reopened and traffic is moving normally.
The incident remains under investigation and charges are pending, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
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