51 people are injured in gigantic harmonikasammenstød in the UNITED states

69 vehicles collided on Sunday morning local time on a highway in Virginia. There are some reports of life-threatening injuries. at Least 51 people are injure

51 people are injured in gigantic harmonikasammenstød in the UNITED states

69 vehicles collided on Sunday morning local time on a highway in Virginia. There are some reports of life-threatening injuries.

at Least 51 people are injured in a comprehensive harmonikasammenstød on a highway in the u.s. state of Virginia on Sunday morning. It reports NBC News.

According to the Virginia State Police accident 69 vehicles on interstate 64 in York County.

Authorities are still investigating the cause of the collision, but according to the police, there was both fog and icy lanes on the bridge Queens Creek when the accident occurred about o'clock 07.51 local time.

to begin with informed the police that there was about 35 people injured, but in the course of the afternoon was the number of injured was revised upwards to 51.

According to the police range the damage from minor to life-threatening.

A spokesman for Riverside Regional Medical Center, writes on Twitter that the hospital is treating 25 of the injured, one of whom has serious injuries.

In the collision drove the cars into each other both from the front and behind, and several vehicles were partially lifted from the ground.

rescue workers had according to the news agency dpa to crawl over the cars to reach the injured.

This weekend is one of the busiest travel times of the year in the UNITED states, since many drivers are on the roads ahead of the upcoming christmas holiday.

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Updated Date: 23 December 2019, 01:00

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