One person was killed and many more injured as more than 200 cars piled up on a bridge in Zhengzhou, China, CCTV said.
The bridge was a major crossing point across the Yellow River, and the collision involved vehicles moving in both directions. Police eventually closed the bridge, a major thoroughfare for motorists in the city. Reuters Report:
“This is too scary. There are so many people here, I don’t think you can get off the bridge,” one person can be heard saying in a video clip.
State media said many of the injured were trapped in their vehicles, and the fire department dispatched 11 fire engines and 66 rescue workers.
Visibility was below 500 meters in many areas on Wednesday morning, sometimes dropping to 200 meters, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.
It’s amazing that we haven’t heard of such a massive crash originating from China. For example, this accident occurred in Zhengzhou, a city of 10.4 million people, while last month in Denver, the United States, he had a pile-up accident involving more than 100 vehicles. In a city of just about 710,000 people.
China is experiencing large-scale transportation events. For example, this country is one of the most congested places in the world. During his seven-day holiday, known as Golden Week, millions of Chinese go home or vacation in hotspots. It’s not uncommon to see miles of backup on his 25-lane road leading to Beijing.
But Beijing drivers are used to sitting for long periods of time in heavy traffic. In 2014, wall street journal reported the average speed of commuter vehicles Beijing was 7.5 mph. Woof.
Reports are scarce as information is slowly creeping in through official Chinese channels. We will update as soon as we know more.