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Cadillac and Kia in Morning Smash-Up on Northbound I-95 Back Up Traffic for 2 Miles

| November 28, 2010

The Kia Sportage was one of two vehicles involved in the Sunday morning wreck on I-95. (© FlaglerLive)

The Kia Sportage was one of two vehicles involved in the Sunday morning wreck on I-95. (© FlaglerLive)

A two-vehicle wreck north of Palm Coast at 8:10 Sunday morning shut down two lanes of I-95 northbound and backed up traffic for more than two miles before the vehicles were towed and the lanes reopened. There were no fatalities, but the driver of one of the two vehicles was taken to a local hospital.

The wreck took place at mile marker 295. It involved a silver Cadillac STS registered in Florida and a black Kia Sportage registered in New York. It’s not yet clear how the collision took place. At 9:15 a.m., the Kia was facing southwest on the left shoulder of the Interstate, its windshield was smashed in, and its roof, on the driver’s side, had been severely dented . Two-thirds of the front right tire was literally sheared off. The vehicle was jammed with materials–clothing, electrical equipment, extension cords, bottles of household chemical fluids and the like.

The Cadillac’s front was damaged, but little else. The Cadillac’s owner was at the scene, sitting or walking around until Saxon’s Wrecker arrived and had both vehicles on two separate flatbeds by 9:20. By then traffic had backed up more than two miles, past the Matanzas Parkway overpass, as the Florida Highway Patrol had closed two of the Interstate’s three lanes (the outside and inside lanes).

Traffic resumed normally shortly after. FHP has not yet released the identities of those involved.

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5 Responses for “Cadillac and Kia in Morning Smash-Up on Northbound I-95 Back Up Traffic for 2 Miles”

  1. erp says:

    Good thing it wasn’t two Volts.

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  2. Jojo says:

    Is it me or what but there are so many car accidents and fatalities not to mention motorcycle fatalities in this State. But, why not. People drive like maniacs. Driving on Bell Terre you can’t even drive the posted speed limit 45 MPH without someone up your ass. They pass you like your hindering them and give you the finger. It comes down to enforcement, plane and simple. On the highways too.

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  3. Orion says:

    Interesting contents in the car. For some reason, right after the I-95 roadway was expanded to 3 lanes in each direction, from just South of exit 284 (Bunnell/Flagler Beach) North to Exit 299 (St. Augustine) deaths and accidents have gone up dramatically. You would think with the technology already at the weigh station, they could also have signs showing at what MPH, the traffic is going?

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  4. Dixie says:

    okay, call me crazy if you want but I’ve lived here all my life and legend has it that I-95 (and portiions of US1) from southern St.Johns Co. down to Old Dixie was built over a Seminole Indian burial ground. For decades this strip of interstate has had hundreds if not thousands of unexplainable accidents. Maybe there is some truth to that sacred Indian belief that bad things will happen when a burial ground is disturbed. Just passing it along folks…………

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  5. Barney Smythe says:

    Dixie you’re right. Usually it’s smooth sailing from Jax to the Flagler line then everything jams up until you cross the Volusia line. Then it’s back up and moving. For a county with only 2 exits there’s no reason traffic shouldn’t move like the rest of 95.

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