Deputy National Director
The driver of a pick-up is trapped inside and had to be extricated after the vehicle ended up pinned under a semi on Sunday.
I was born & raised in Miami 1945- 1978 & continued to work there until 1984 , don't ever want to go back , we drive I-95 to visit our daughter & grand daughter in Deerfield Beach , that's as far as we go south , 95 is OK until you get to Jupiter then it's real crazy traffic & drivers . That's why we moved north up here to the Melbourne area .to get away from that mess .Driving in the Miami is something of an adventure . For some time I have not driven on Highway 27 which goes through the western side of South Florida , near the beautiful Everglades National Park . Too bad because it used to be a scenic , smaller highway that`s a non turnpike route along Florida`s west coast . We loved stopping at the fruit and vegetable stands in the farming areas . After they started to recognize the " people from Key West " , they would generously give us a good supply for our money . There are a number of factors including too many vehicles of all sizes , lots of foreign drivers , distracted tourists and aggressive local drivers to name just a few . Unfortunately , US 27 is not the only scary place to drive and an accident like this can happen on any other road . This time of year you best time it right or you can do the snarled in traffic shuffle that is especially painful for someone like me driving with a manual trans .