Interstate-10 Westbound becomes the scene of a 69-car pileup

We’ve seen some pretty mind-boggling headlines about traffic incidents lately, like that ten-day traffic jam in China. Now, we have another ridiculous traffic episode to report – a 69-car pileup along westbound Interstate 10.

You read that right, fellas. It included 69 cars. It’s absolutely ridiculous to comprehend the thought of 69 cars involved in a chain reaction of collisions, but as it turns out, that’s exactly what happened when heavy rains caused sub-standard driving conditions in the area of I-10 near downtown Phoenix.

The crashes resulted in a number of injuries with six people being taken to a number of hospitals in the area for treatment of injuries, two of which were serious cases. In addition to that, a number of other people were also treated at the scene for minor scrapes and bruises.

According to local authorities, the crashes came as a result of the sudden downpour that eventually made the roads impossible to see, causing cars to hit each other in rapid succession. Hours after the pileup, a number of people were still at the scene and were being given snacks and refreshments by local authorities while keeping them in city buses until arrangements were finished to take these stranded motorists back to their homes.

No word yet on how long the highway is going to be closed, but we can only imagine that the clean-up from this traffic incident will be a pretty significant one, and could take days – at the very least.


Source: Fox Phoenix

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  (331) posted on 09.2.2010

I bet the road uses tarmac, well this is the problem with asphalt, no matter how grippy your tire is or how powerful your brake caliper is, still your car has a lot of chances in slipping through it. in this case, the driver should know how to compensate with this kind of road.

  (462) posted on 09.1.2010

If nature have made this to Americans, I hope it won’t be like the traffic in China

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