At least six people died and 60 injured were taken to hospitals after an accident involving more than 133 vehicles on a Fort Worth interstate Thursday morning. The pileup appeared to have started about 6:15 a.m. Thursday as motorists ventured onto roads that may have been coated in a thin sheet of ice from freezing rain that had fallen overnight and into the early morning hours.
When emergency vehicles arrived, the accident scene was still expanding. Over the course of several hours, there were 26 Fire Department vehicles, 80 police cars and 13 ambulances on the scene, officials said. “The scene we saw today is really, probably, unlike anything any of us have seen, and we pray to God we never see it again. Our hearts, our thoughts, our prayers go out to everyone negatively affected by this tragic incident,” Fort Worth Police Chief Neil Noakes said.
Videos from bystanders show the initial pile up, and then show large 18-wheeler trucks failing to slow down and piling through cars, launching stationary cars into the air. While media reports are quick to point to road conditions, it is clear from the bystander videos that many of the 18-wheeler trucks that caused the most damage appear to have been travelling at too high of a rate of speed given the weather conditions.
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