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Fifty-car pileup injures 16 in Bavaria

The Local · 7 Dec 2009, 11:50

Published: 07 Dec 2009 11:50 GMT+01:00

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One woman was seriously hurt after being trapped in her damaged car, but most of those involved in the wreck suffered only light injuries. The authorities said poor visibility due to fog was to blame for the chain reaction.

“Currently there is a large contingent of firemen, police and rescue workers at the scene,” the police said in a statement.

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The scope of the accident forced the closure of the autobahn between Schweinfurt-West and Werntal intersection. The police could not say when the stretch of the motorway would reopen.

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12:12 December 7, 2009 by Edmond Schindler
Driving on each others bumpers at deadly speeds? What's new or news about that?
13:07 December 7, 2009 by The-ex-pat
But my winter tyres say I can drive at 180kmh, it says so on the side of them....................!!!!
14:16 December 7, 2009 by LancashireLad
But what I don't understand is .... why doesn't this happen more often???

There was recently an article on the Local regarding people freed from a fairground ride having to pay for the emergency services. I assume that "if" they eventually find a culprit for all this he/she will be expected to cover the cost of this.
15:47 December 7, 2009 by Celeon
The fog was to blame? Sorry but something like that does not exist.

The only thing that happens is people driving too fast and people not keeping the appropriate safety distance to the car in the front right ...in foggy weather.

Especially the safety distance !

In 95 % of all cases the accidents are caused by people who drive in fog or snow and ice as if it was a bright sunny summer's day and they dont need to do anything differently.
03:19 December 8, 2009 by Davey-jo
The fog was to blame? What car was the fog driving then?
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