The massive pileup accident last Jan. 11 (Thursday), in Fort Worth, Texas involved 133 vehicles and had injured 65 people and claimed the lives of six people. The accident happened particularly on the icy roads across Dallas-Fort Worth, which extended between Northeast 28th St. and Northside Drive.
Three semi trailers were involved in the mishap along with multiple vehicles that were mangled from the accident. One of the cars was stuck under one of the 18-wheeler trucks, while one car was pinned under a pickup truck. The Weather Channel news that reported the accident said that initial investigations seemed to indicate that the pileup started when a couple of vehicles lost control and crashed.
Most of the motorists who figured in the accident were health care workers on their way to hospitals, already wearing their hospital badges and scrubs. The hour the accident happened was the time when most hospital shifts are scheduled to take place.
A Mad Rush to Rescue All Victims of the Massive Pileup
As there was a mad rush to rescue the motorists trapped inside the massive wreckage caused by the pileup, rescue efforts also resulted in injuries on the part of police officers. According to Deputy Chief Neil Noakes of the local police department, one of the police officers was involved in the accident while three others were injured during the mad rush to help the 65 victims. The four injured police officers were sent home after receiving treatment for their injuries.
According to police officers at the scene, cleaning up the cars will take time due to the extent and degree of the accident.
A MedStar spokesperson gave advice for everyone to refrain from going outside and driving during these harsh weather conditions if it’s not really necessary. Doing so will not only lessen car crashes and accidents, but also lessen calls for assistance coming from motorists who experience hypothermia while driving.