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Construction crane collapses, shuts down I-95 in Broward

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Traffic heading south on the Palmetto Expressway, State Road 826, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Miami. Traffic congestion nationally reached a new peak last year and is greater than ever before, according to a report by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and INRIX Inc. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

(FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA) — A construction crane collapsed Monday morning striking a bucket truck and cement light pole shutting down I-95 southbound at Broward Blvd and sending two workers to the hospital.

According to Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue, the crane was lifting heavy equipment when it shifted and and hit the cherry picker. Two men were in a basket and fell 20- to 30-feet landing on the highway.

Both men were transported to Broward Health Medical Center as trauma patients.

Also, according to WSVN, “while enroute to the hospital with one of the victims, a rescue truck was involved in a crash involving a Fort Lauderdale police officer on the Davie Boulevard overpass.”

Southbound I-95 has been shut down due to concerns that the crane is on unstable and could collapse. Officials expect the closure to last several hours.