100-vehicle crash: A massive car crash in the U.K. this week left 8 people seriously hurt and dozens of minor injuries in the accident involving over 100 cars, but fortunately none dead. The huge pile up occurred this foggy Thursday morning when at least 100 vehicles collided, domino-like, into one another atop an English county bridge in Kent, UPI reports this Thursday, Sept. 5.
The 100-vehicle crash had so many cars getting caught in the accident due to two alleged factors: poor driving from a couple of drivers that triggered the pile up, and a very heavy fog that made visibility low. Witnesses involved in the accident said that the Sheppey Crossing Bridge, which helps connect Kent’s mainland with that if Sheppey Isle, was almost fully covered in the dense fog, making the odds of a massive car accident that much more likely.
Police officers on scene said that it was nothing less than a miracle that no one was killed in the 100-vehicle crash, but 8 victims were said to be seriously hurt, while dozens of other people sustained minor injuries but were overall in healthy condition.
"There are no fatalities but ambulance crews are dealing with a large number of walking wounded casualties," a Kent Fire and Rescue Service member said in a statement. "Firefighters have used hydraulic cutting equipment to release five people from their vehicles."
It is thought that although the fog no doubt contributed to the 100-vehicle crash, speeding and no use of car lights in the dense weather were also major problems. Some people were even said to be “driving by idiots,” added a victim who’d gotten a deep cut on his knee from the crash.
Law officials are now looking into a potential cause (if one can be allocated) of the 100-vehicle crash, and how such a massive accident on the U.K. bridge might be avoided in the future.
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