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Old 11-22-2012, 04:11 PM   #1
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100 car pile up in Texas today

Did anyone notice the fifth wheel in the middle of this wreck. I have a link but it had the wrong video attached so I cut the aritcle out.


BEAUMONT, Texas Two people died and dozens were hurt Thursday when at least 100 vehicles collided in Southeast Texas in a pileup that left trucks twisted on top of each other and authorities rushing to pull survivors from the wreckage.
The collision occurred in extremely foggy conditions at about 8 a.m. Thanksgiving Day on Interstate 10 southwest of Beaumont, a Gulf Coast city about 80 miles east of Houston.
A man and a woman were killed in a Chevy Suburban SUV crushed by a tractor trailer, the Texas Department of Public Safety told KFDM-TV.
Officials at Acadian Ambulance service said at least 51 people have been taken to area hospitals and at least eight are critically hurt.
It wasn't immediately clear how the pileup began, but Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Deputy Rod Carroll told The Associated Press the fog was so thick that deputies didn't immediately realize they were dealing with multiple accidents.
"It is catastrophic," Carroll said. "I've got cars on top of cars."
I-10's eastbound lanes were expected to remain closed for most of Thursday.
Texas Department of Public Safety trooper Stephanie Davis told KFDM that two people in an SUV died after the crash. She said at least 100 cars and trucks were involved in the accident.
Carroll said uninjured drivers tried to help as authorities sorted through the wreckage.
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:07 PM   #2
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Check Internet channel 19 east Texas I could not tell what it was bad
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:34 PM   #3
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I noticed the 5th wheel in the pile up. Appears the tow vehicle is jack knifed. Hope these folks are OK. This certainly has ruined an rv trip for someone. Hopefully any damage can be repaired quickly and they can return to thier plans.
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:42 PM   #4
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:05 PM   #5
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thanks for posting the link Red wing . now if I can figure out how to go back and change the tittle from 50 to 100 car pile up
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thanks for posting the link Red wing . now if I can figure out how to go back and change the tittle from 50 to 100 car pile up
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:15 PM   #7
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Oh that was an easy fix Thanks
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:33 PM   #8
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This is 24 minutes of raw footage.

2 die in 100-vehicle pileup on I-10 | News - Home
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Why does each link add 50 cars to the pile up. Now its 150. Are they guessing?
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OMG! That truck pulling the 5th wheel is wadded up. Did the man in the interview say 'he' was driving that truck?
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That was a little unclear to me to but I think that was the man from the pick up. They got out and ran to safety but ya their truck is toast.
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Can't even see the tractor of the Fedex set of pups... Hope he is ok........
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I have been on that area of highway during some fog. It is frightening. If you slow down, as one should under those conditions, some jerk is going to run into the back of you and cause the chain reaction. The Atchafalaya Basin bridge in Louisianna is 26 miles of swamp road can be as bad.

People just don't slow down.
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Now MSN is showing 140 vehicles. May not know a true count for a day or so.
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