WESTON, Fla. – Authorities are investigating a major crash that occurred Monday morning on Interstate 75 in Weston.
The crash occurred in the southbound lanes of the highway near Glades Parkway.
Sky 10 was above the scene around 6 a.m. as multiple police vehicles were at the scene along with a fire rescue truck.
The crash involved two vehicles, including a dump truck that struck a power pole, causing it to topple over.
Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue spokesman Michael Kane confirmed that seven people were injured, including two children.
Two people immediately went into surgery after arriving at Broward Health Medical Center, he said. The Florida Highway Patrol confirmed two people were listed in critical condition and the rest were stable.
According to FHP, a Honda and a dump truck were heading south on I-75 at Glades Parkway when they, for reasons under investigation, breached the guardrail and toppled a street light.
The Honda, which was occupied by six people, rolled over on the embankment and came to a final rest on its side.
Troopers said there was an entrapment and possible ejection. The dump truck, meanwhile, “traveled down the embankment and across State Road 84 eastbound below before colliding with a concrete power pole on the opposite side of the roadway where it came to final rest,” according to FHP.
Troopers said the exit ramp to State Road 84 eastbound at Glades is closed until further notice.
Traffic Advisory: All northbound and southbound lanes of Glades Parkway are closed at SR 84 due to an earlier accident.— City of Weston (@CityofWeston) August 14, 2023
All SB traffic must go east on SR84 to Indian Trace. The I-75 SB exit to Glades is closed. All NB traffic on Glades must make a U-turn at Glades Circle. pic.twitter.com/GNvWuTW1lO