Insane 70-Car Pileup Caused by Fog Caught on Dash Cam
When the weather outside is frightful, you should probably slow down and take your time out on the road. Even if there’s fog. The lack of visibility alone should be reason enough to slow down.
If only drivers in Slovenia could remember that little tidbit of information.
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Yesterday, dense fog in Slovenia caused a massive 70-car pileup about 42 miles southwest of Ljubljana. At the time, visibility was at about three car lengths, which made driving especially difficult. There’s no say as to how the pileup began, but it was all caught on tape.
VIDEO: Watch the 70-Car Pileup as it Happens
While the dash cam is pointing forward in this video, making it impossible to see when another car is being added to the mound of cars already present, it’s still pretty terrifying. Especially since the only thing you have to warn you of the next crash is the horrified expressions of the people trying to get away from the pileup.
As the video shows, people were leaving their cars and seeking safety on the steep, wet, and grassy embankment in an attempt to get away from accident as it continued to grow. At the end of the day, 30 people were injured and four killed in the massive accident.
This video alone is enough of a lesson to remind us all—when you can’t see anything, slow the heck down. Seriously.
A born-and-raised Jersey girl, Caitlin Moran has somehow found herself settled in Edinburgh, Scotland. When she’s not spending her days trying to remember which side of the road to drive on, Caitlin enjoys getting down and nerdy with English. She continues to combine her love of writing with her love of cars for The News Wheel, while also learning more about the European car market—including the fact that the Seat brand is pronounced “se-at” not “seat” as you might think. See more articles by Caitlin.