Five members of a New York family were injured, one seriously, after their SUV crashed on Interstate 95 near the Micro exit this morning (Tuesday). Around 7:20am, first responders rushed to the scene of the single vehicle crash near the 102 mile marker.
According to a witness, the SUV was traveling northbound when it drifted to the left and struck several construction barrels in the median then slammed into a steel guardrail. One teenage passenger was ejected and suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries.
Northbound traffic was backed up but the Micro Fire department kept one lane open through much of the incident.
According to Trooper Nathan Hocutt, all five people in the SUV were transported to area hospitals. The teen who was ejected sustained the most serious injuries.
The driver was charged with a lane control violation and failure to secure a passenger under the age of 16. The victims were returning to New York City from a family gathering.
Photos by John Payne