Video: Images: Hundreds Injured 100+ Vehicle Pile-up in England

Hundreds injured after vehicles crash near fog-shrouded bridge

 

 
 
 

| Thursday, September 5, 2013

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LONDON (AP) — Fire officials say up to 100 cars have been involved in a traffic accident on a fog-shrouded bridge southeast of London.

Kent Fire & Rescue Service says hydraulic cutting equipment was needed to free six people injured in the pileup that took place on New Kingsferry Bridge in Sheppey, which is located in the southeast English county of Kent. Kent Police said there were reports of at least eight serious injuries and 60 minor injuries.

South East Coast Ambulance Service says that by midday it had transported 35 patients to six hospitals.

The accident began at about 7:15 a.m. and continued on for 10 minutes as cars and trucks slammed into each other. Witnesses put visibility at 20 yards (meters) and images from the scene showed masses of twisted metal.

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100+ Vehicle Pile-up in England

100+ Vehicle Pile-up in England

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100+ Vehicle Pile-up in England

Emergency services treat injured, left, as traffic is stopped on the London bound carriageway of the Sheppey Bridge Crossing near Sheerness in Kent, south England, following a multi vehicle collision earlier this morning, Thursday Sept. 5, 2013. According to police at the scene around 100-vehicles are involved in the pile-up on a bridge in heavy fog, leaving at least eight people seriously injured after what witnesses described as ''carnage". (AP Photo/Gareth Fuller, PA)


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100+ Vehicle Pile-up in England

A general view of the scene on the London bound carriageway of the Sheppey Bridge Crossing near Sheerness in Kent, south England, following a multi vehicle collision earlier this morning, Thursday Sept. 5, 2013. According to police at the scene around 100-vehicles are involved in the pile-up on a bridge in heavy fog, leaving at least eight people seriously injured after what witnesses described as ''carnage". (AP Photo/Gareth Fuller, PA)


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100+ Vehicle Pile-up in England

A view showing just a few of the vehicles involved in a major accident on the Sheppey Bridge Crossing near Sheerness in Kent, south England, following a multi vehicle collision earlier this morning, Thursday Sept. 5, 2013. The vehicles involved are numbered by emergency services. According to police at the scene around 100-vehicles are involved in the pile-up on a bridge in heavy fog, leaving at least eight people seriously injured and many with minor injuries after what witnesses described as ''carnage". (AP Photo/Gareth Fuller, PA)


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100+ Vehicle Pile-up in England

Emergency vehicles attend the scene of a major accident on the Sheppey Bridge Crossing near Sheerness in Kent, south England, following a multi vehicle collision earlier this morning, Thursday Sept. 5, 2013. According to police at the scene around 100-vehicles are involved in the pile-up on a bridge in heavy fog, leaving at least eight people seriously injured after what witnesses described as ''carnage". (AP Photo/Gareth Fuller, PA)


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100+ Vehicle Pile-up in England

Emergency vehicles attend the scene of a major accident on the Sheppey Bridge Crossing near Sheerness in Kent, south England, following a multi vehicle collision earlier this morning, Thursday Sept. 5, 2013. According to police at the scene around 100-vehicles are involved in the pile-up on a bridge in heavy fog, leaving at least eight people seriously injured after what witnesses described as ''carnage". (AP Photo/Gareth Fuller, PA)


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100+ Vehicle Pile-up in England

A general view of the scene on the Sheppey Bridge Crossing near Sheerness in Kent, south England, following a multi vehicle collision earlier this morning, Thursday Sept. 5, 2013. According to police at the scene around 100-vehicles are involved in the pile-up on a bridge in heavy fog, leaving at least eight people seriously injured after what witnesses described as ''carnage". (AP Photo/Gareth Fuller, PA)


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100+ Vehicle Pile-up in England

Injured people are treated on the road carriageway at the scene of the Sheppey Bridge Crossing near Sheerness in Kent, south England, following a multi vehicle collision earlier this morning, Thursday Sept. 5, 2013. According to police at the scene around 100-vehicles are involved in the pile-up on a bridge in heavy fog, leaving at least eight people seriously injured after what witnesses described as ''carnage". (AP Photo/Gareth Fuller, PA)



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