Chain Reaction Accidents and Foggy Roads

By: KWTX-TV Email
By: KWTX-TV Email

WACO (March 16, 2009)--Just as traffic started moving again late Monday morning after a series of 10 fog-related chain-reaction crashes on the northbound interstate south of Waco, another accident caused new delays.

Two people were taken to the hospital after latest accident, which happened around 11 a.m. Monday when a truck slammed into the rear of a Trailblazer that had slowed down in the area of the first round of crashes.

Officers were again diverting traffic off the highway late Monday morning.

Heavy fog was likely a factor in the earlier chain-reaction crashes along a five-mile stretch of the highway.

There were at least 10 multiple-vehicle collisions in the span of less than an hour Monday morning.

At least one person was taken to a local hospital.

One driver told News 10 his vehicle was rear-ended by a car that an 18-wheeler had hit.

The driver said the fog was so thick that drivers couldn’t see the line of backed-up vehicles until it was too late to stop.

Department of Public Safety troopers assisted by police officers from Hewitt, Robinson and Waco were trying to keep up with the accidents Monday morning.

By late morning the fog was burning off, but traffic delays continued.


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