Sunday evening on I-95, a three car crash occurred which killed a passenger and shut down part of the interstate for hours, reports the Miami Herald.
Near the Sunset Boulevard Exit, a 45 year old man driving an Isuzu Rodeo tried to use the right shoulder to pass a Ford Mustang. When the driver of the Mustang tried to change lanes, the Rodeo stuck the side of it.
The driver of the Rodeo then lost control and rolled over, ejecting a 52 year old passenger who wasn’t wearing a seatbelt onto the roadway. He died at the scene of the crash.
The driver of the Rodeo did have his seatbelt on, but was taken to the hospital in serious condition.
The Rodeo’s impact caused the Mustang to veer left, where it struck a Volvo. Neither the driver of the Volvo nor the driver of the Mustang was injured.
All southbound traffic on I-95 was stopped for the next four hours.
Passing on the shoulder is an illegal maneuver in most states, including Florida. You can legally do so only to avoid an accident.
Wearing a seatbelt is required in 49 out of 50 states, including Florida.