Car crash involving more than 130 cars resulted in the death of 6 people
A fatal freeway crash in Texas resulted in 130 passenger cars and multi-ton trucks colliding. At the moment, the state authorities are making every effort to clear the road. Rescuers reported 6 deaths.
The incident took place on the freeway north of Fort Worth. Dozens of people were injured. The number of injured grows as the road clears.
GRAPHIC VIDEO of the +100 car pileup in #FortWorth Texas this morning. Dozens of people were injured & several killed. This ice storm is expected to impact millions of people in the coming days. Please be careful out there! Video via Cristal Floran Alonzo on FaceBook #TXwx pic.twitter.com/NjMd71mcJo— MyRadar Weather (@MyRadarWX) February 11, 2021
Today, the local authorities consider the primary cause of the mass accident is icing of the road surface. According to the latest information, more than 36 people were hospitalized and another 29 received medical assistance at the scene of the accident.
“There were multiple people that were trapped within the confines of their vehicles and requiring the use of hydraulic rescue equipment to successfully extricate them,” said Fort Worth Fire Chief Jim Davis, reports The Philadelphia Inquirer.
The series of accidents began at about 6 am. City services have not yet commented on whether the necessary measures were taken on the eve of the treatment of the highway to prevent icing.
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