Part of I-95 shut down after power pole damage in overnight crash

FHP: Man injured after breaking power pole in half in crash

The crash happened at about 2:30 a.m. on the I-95 exit ramp at Bowden Road.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Traffic on I-95 at Butler Boulevard and University Boulevard had to be diverted Sunday morning after a minivan hit a power pole, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.

At about 2:30 a.m., a northbound minivan getting on the I-95 exit ramp onto Bowden Road. The van went through the intersection and hit a power pole, which broke in half, according to the FHP. 

The driver, identified as a 31-year-old man, was hurt in the crash. He is in serious condition. Investigators believe the driver was speeding before the crash and charges are pending against the man, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Meanwhile, a JEA supervisor later arrived on the scene and said there was a concern wires from the pole would fall onto I-95. As a result, authorities began to divert northbound traffic onto Butler Boulevard and southbound traffic on University Boulevard, FHP said.

As of 7 a.m., traffic on I-95 in the area remained closed.

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