On November 13, 1988, a woman from Tamarac was involved in a semitrailer accident located on University Drive and Interstate 595. However, this woman was not the only person injured in this area. Over 100 other motorists were involved in car accidents in this same area due to confusing pavement marking left by road contractors. While these accidents were completely avoidable, contractors had failed to post adequate warning signs that would steer motorists in a safe manner.
The injured woman sued the two companies, Triple R. Paving, and DeLeuw, for negligence throughout the highway construction. Both companies were hired by the Department of Transportation. She was awarded $4.6 million by a Broward County jury in a civil lawsuit.