Dozens hurt as 100 cars crash along fog-marred highway in Kent, England
LONDON - Dozens of people were injured, eight of them seriously, in a 100-car crash along the A249 Sheppey crossing in Kent, England, the BBC reported on Thursday.
The BBC said firefighters had freed five people from their vehicles. It quoted one witness as saying visibility was very poor, but drivers were approaching the crossing with no lights. Others at the scene described a mass of tangled cars, lorries, and a car transporter.
Some reports said the crash went on for 10 minutes as cars continuously collided with each other.
Driver Martin Stammers told the BBC the scene was "horrendous" and described seeing cars under lorries and people lying on the floor. He said visibility was about 10m to 20m when he approached the bridge and saw five cars smashed into each other with one across the outside lane. He managed to squeeze through a gap between that car and the central reservation, he said.