I-95 delays persisting hours after 18-wheeler falls from ramp leaving driver critically hurt

A tractor-trailer driver was critically hurt early Friday when the 18-wheeler crashed through the State Road 84 ramp from northbound I-95 and fell next to the highway below.

The big rig landed just off I-95’s travel lanes, coming to rest between a guardrail and the massive ramp wall.

The crash happened shortly after midnight and the driver had to be extricated from the truck’s smashed cab and taken to a hospital, Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue said.

Because of the crash, two northbound lanes of I-95 at the crash scene were closed to drivers — and remained closed after 10 a.m. Northbound I-95 delays were persisting.

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