• October 26, 2022

Five Injured in Fiery Multi-Vehicle Crash on I-95 in Delray Beach, FL

Delray Beach, FL — October 25, 2022, five people were injured in a fiery multi-vehicle accident along Interstate 95 in Delray Beach.

Authorities say the incident happened Tuesday afternoon along I-95 near the Atlantic Avenue exit. Preliminary investigation suggests a passenger vehicle may have swerved into a lane occupied by a fuel tanker truck. The impact caused the truck to overturn and catch on fire. A light pole was also knocked over during the wreck and hit two vehicles. Two passenger vehicles involved in the crash also reportedly caught fire.

Five people were injured, three critically, in the crash. All were transported to area hospitals.

The investigation continues. No further information is currently available.

Five Injured in Fiery Multi-Vehicle Crash on I-95 in Delray Beach, FL

Commentary on Multi-Vehicle Accident on I-95 in Delray Beach

A crash this large and severe may have many more moving parts to it than early reports suggest. Chalking the whole thing up to a bad lane change may be tempting because it offers a simple explanation, but things rarely reduce down to a single causal factor that way. Other issues should also be taken into account when learning how and why the victims were hurt.

For instance, it's concerning to learn that a sideswipe from a car was enough to make the tanker truck catch fire. People don't always realize that the exposure of a big rig's "saddle" gas tanks mean they often rupture during a wreck and turn an already-serious situation far worse. Over the years it's become clear that truck manufacturers are highly reluctant to make badly-needed changes to design and manufacture to move or protect those tanks, which puts many truckers in a bad spot during accidents like the one in Delray Beach.

Because this is a legal blog people sometimes think I'm just looking for "bad guys" to blame, but that's not the point. Several people were hurt in this accident, and I think most would agree it's only right to really understand how and why that happened. Further investigation might confirm what police first thought, but it could also reveal other details that change what should come next.

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