Several Hurt as 130 Vehicles Crash – Photos

Posted on 06 Sep 2013 at 11:24am

Dozens of people have been injured as more than 130 vehicles crash in thick fog on the A249 Sheppey crossing in Kent.

Eight of those hurt in the collisions, which took place at about 07:15 BST, have serious injuries. Ambulance crews said 27 casualties needed hospital treatment and they dealt with 200 people at the scene. Firefighters said they had freed five people from their vehicles on the southbound carriageway.

Eyewitnesses at the scene described a mass of tangled cars, lorries, and a car transporter One witness said visibility had been very poor at the time of the crash but drivers were approaching the crossing with no lights. Others at the scene described a mass of tangled cars, lorries, and a car transporter. Some reports said the crash went on for 10 minutes as cars continuously collided with each other.

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