The horrific Wisconsin pileup that took place over the weekend is being blamed on extremely snowy weather conditions. Dramatic video footage of the Wisconsin pileup shows dozens of cars slipping and skidding on the icy roads. According to a Dec. 10 report from The Telegraph, around 50 cars were involved in the Wisconsin pileup, however, other reports indicate that as many as 70 cars were involved.
The pileup was allegedly triggered when a driver lost control on the slick surface which set off a chain-reaction on Highway 41 Sunday. The event caused other motorists to plow into each others vehicles.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation recently released video of the multi-vehicle pileup that occured in Germantown, Wisconsin.
Although authorities say that a few people sustained minor injuries as a result of the Wisconsin pileup, there have been no reports of anyone being seriously hurt. What makes this incredible is the fact that many motorists left their vehicles and were standing on the motorway while the pileup continued to grow.
Police officer Tim Miller was at the scene of another nearby crash when he witnessed the Wisconsin pileup unfold.
“If people watch Nascar, and they watch the Daytona 500 or Talledega, where they wait for what’s called the Big Crash, where all the cars crash because they’re all so close together, that’s what this was like — only there was nobody there to stop it with a yellow flag and slow all the other cars down,” Miller said.
The Wisconsin pileup happened in Germantown, which is about half an hour northwest of Milwaukee. Although no deaths were reported during the incident, at least two people died in similar crashes in other parts of the state. The Journal Sentinel newspaper in Milwaukee says that more than 100 cars were involved in accidents around Germantown over the weekend.