Light pole falls across Interstate 95; misses all traffic

A giant metal light pole illuminating Interstate 95 in north Broward County fell across the busy highway Monday night — and missed all cars.

The chain of events began at 7:30 p.m. when a northbound 2004 Crown Victoria driven by Robert Evans, 34, of Tamarac, went out of control for some unknown reason and struck the left side of another northbound vehicle, a 2000 Ford Taurus driven by Preston Smith, 47, of Lake Worth.

The Crown Victoria then veered back to the left lane and hit the concrete barrier wall on I-95 just south of Southwest 10th Street. The car then slid up on top of the wall and struck several vision screens and then slammed into the light pole along the median wall. The Crown Victoria flipped over and came to rest on its roof.

Jarred free, the light pole fell across the northbound lanes. Miraculously, no vehicles were struck by the falling pole.

Evans was taken to Broward Health North. His condition is unknown.

Debris fell into the southbound lanes, causing traffic to be closed on both sides of the highway.

No charges have been filed.

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