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Friday the 13th accidents don’t mean all bad luck for traffic in South Florida


Friday the 13th may or may not be taking effect for some drivers on South Florida roads. More than a dozen crashes were reported by the Florida Highway Patrol, all before 8 a.m. Friday.

Across Miami-Dade County, nearly 20 crashes were tallied on FHP traffic crash report, and although most did not block the roadway, a few major crashes did manage to jam the flow.

Crashes piled up along the major routes: Dolphin Expressway, I-95 and US-1. But luckily, traffic isn’t any worse than usual on this superstitious day.

“Some days are worse than others,” a Florida Highway Patrol shift duty officer said, “but to me, it's kind of normal.”

So drivers shouldn’t feel too unlucky to be stuck in traffic. Such as it was for one car that plowed into a North Miami Beach store front overnight, things could be worse.

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