In one of the worst car pile-ups in the recent memory, hundreds of cars piled up in Texas on Wednesday, leading to the death of two people. Dense fog is believed to be a reason behind the unfortunate pile-up.
A MAN and a woman died with some others critically injured in one of the biggest car pile ups in the recent history along the Texas Highway that ran up to more than 100 cars or so. The incident took place in the morning, around 128 kilometers east of Houston.
The scene around the highway reflected the magnitude of the accident with cars piling up on one another and huge trucks getting twisted. People were seen lending a helping hand as they tried to look for people in the wreckage. Given the magnitude of pile up, it just looks a case of good luck that only two people have lost their lives.
The County Sheriff's office do not have any conclusive statement as to how did this happen, but there are a number of speculations that were doing rounds. Though officials also point out that the dense fog must have led to the crash and it was only later that the officials also realised that they were dealing with multiple accidents, abclocal.go.com reported.
Pile ups on highways are not new to the US or the rest of the world. There have been such incidents, like the one, which witnessed a pile up of around 165 cars near Coalinga, California. But, it is the car pile up, which took place on the highway between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, where 227 cars were involved, including 12 buses.