Crane Accident Causes Major Back Up

Traffic on I-10 in Biloxi was at a standstill for several hours after a crane collapsed on top of a car.

It all happened around 7:20 a.m. on the I-10 west bound lanes near exit 38.
A crew was painting and sand blasting on the bridge in a construction zone when the crane collapsed stopping traffic for about two hours.
A woman News 25 spoke with says she started slowing down because of construction and was able to apply the brakes in time…her vehicle slid into the crane but she did not suffer any injuries.
Police say had she not slowed down in the construction zone, the situation could’ve been much worse.

“I was trying to get through it without any damage, and without losing my life. I was afraid of that. I just put it in God’s hands. It was his word. ”
– Patty Warrick Involved In Accident

“By reducing your speed in these construction zones, that’s why it is so important if something does take place, you’re able to react and you’re able to stop. Had these vehicles not been slowing down and reducing their speed, it could’ve been a lot worse.”
– Sgt. Josh Bromen Gulfport Police Department

Adding to the delays on I-10 this morning a three 18-wheeler collision near the Cedar Lake exit.
A hazmat team responded after one of the 18-wheelers began leaking fuel.
One lane of I-10 westbound is now open and traffic is expected to be completely cleared and back to normal sometime soon.

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