100-vehicle crash: A giant car crash on a Kent, UK, bridge in England this week caused no fatalities; while drivers everywhere are shocked and grateful at the outcome of the 100-car collision, it was a heroic truck driver that is thought to have saved many lives. Had his smart decision-making and brave actions not been done, added one witness, dozens people may have indeed been killed, WebProNews reports this Friday, Sept. 6.
The 100-vehicle crash is thought to have been mainly caused by a very thick and heavy fog that was lingering over the Sheppey Bridge in Kent yesterday. When the fog was combined with speeding and careless driving from a couple of cars, the accident occurred. It is confirmed that eight victims were seriously hurt in the vehicle pileup, while over 60 lesser injuries were also brought to medical teams’ attention.
Yet it was the heroic move of a truck driver near the incident that is truly wowing people today, for he is believed to have been a major factor in preventing any fatalities. Thinking quickly, the unidentified driver spun his large vehicle into the line of the domino-ing crashing cars, blocking more vehicles from hitting others and likely preventing more wreckage and saving more lives.
“He’s a hero. He was going the other way and … he’s gone down to the end of the carriageway, gone across the roundabout and actually blocked off the road so no more cars could actually enter the dual carriageway before the emergency services got there,” said one witness. “Whoever that guy is I’d like to shake his hand because he’s probably saved lives.”
Another witness added that he was grateful to have hit his brake in time so as not to have been hurt or even possibly killed in the 100-vehicle crash.
“I was very, very, lucky. I was the last car out of it, if you like. As I came to the top of the hill, there were about five cars already smashed up, one was across my carriageway. I had to hit my brakes hard as well, I just had enough space to get through. From then on, all you could hear was the screeching of car tyres and the thudding, which was endless,” he said.
Some reports have come in that a few drivers were speeding and driving without headlights through the dense fog, which could have also led to the giant car accident. The Sheppey Bridge is once again open.