In Texas, 130 vehicles collided in series and the scene stretched for 1.5 miles. (Picture cut from CNBC video)
A major serial car accident occurred on Interstate 35 in Fort Worth, Texas at about 6 am on the 11th. Due to freezing and rain at night, the road was icy and slippery, and the driving conditions were poor. More than 130 cars and linked trucks chased each other, causing heavy casualties; dozens of the injured were once trapped in the stack of cars, and the accident site stretched for 1.5 Miles, at least six people died.
According to the aerial footage of the car accident scene broadcast by the local TV station, the series of big car accidents were horrible. Many vehicles were stacked together after being chased and chased. Many linked trucks squeezed the small cars into shape.
The Fuhe City Police Department and Fire Department stated that more than 130 vehicles were involved in this “major accident caused by weather.”
Mike Drivdahl, a spokesman for the fire department, said that the authorities must use trailers to separate the squeezed vehicles. They deal with them one by one to ensure that every driver and driver in the car wreck is not missed. passenger.
Drivadar said: “This is a very serious accident. We looked at it from beginning to end and from end to end to ensure that every driver and every passenger was taken care of.”
The emergency rescue service agency MedStar Mobile Healthcare spokesperson Matt Zavadsky (Matt Zavadsky) said that 36 people were taken to the hospital by ambulance, some of the wounded were seriously injured, a total of 65 people went to the hospital for medical treatment. He said: “I have never seen anything like this. We have received training for this situation, but we never expected that the situation would actually happen.”
Zawadsky also mentioned that the scene of the accident was ice and slippery, and even rescuers kept slipping and falling. They took out the sand-salt complex prepared in the ambulance and sprinkled it on the scene to stop the slip. One of the ambulances was hit once, but fortunately there was only minor damage, and the staff was safe.
Police pointed out that after the accident, all northbound lanes of Interstate 35 have been closed. The authorities also tweeted to urge other vehicles to switch to “alternative routes.” The police also specially set up pick-up locations to assist family members to see and pick up drivers and passengers involved in car accidents.
Before the accident, the National Weather Service predicted that the temperature on the morning of the 11th would be above 20 degrees Fahrenheit, and issued a winter weather warning for the Dallas-Fuhe area; it is predicted that there will be moderate or severe freezing rain and rain and snow before noon, which can accumulate up to a quarter One inch. The Bureau of Meteorology also urges travelers to pay attention to dangerous travel conditions, warning that there will be icy areas and poor vision.
The nearby Arlington Police Department pointed out that the authorities have been reported to deal with at least 23 crashes, and the police also assisted five drivers who could no longer drive because the car broke down or turned around. Arlington Police Chief Al Jones said that since the night of the 10th, the bureau has handled at least 82 car accidents.
A major serial car accident occurred on Interstate 35 in Fuhe, Texas at about 6 am on the 11th. Due to freezing rain at night, the road was icy and slippery. More than 130 cars and linked trucks chased each other, killing at least six people.
The picture shows the scene of one of the car accidents, where several container trucks crashed into a pile.
The picture shows an aerial shot of the scene of the car accident in Fuhe, Texas.
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