snow car crash

snow car crash

Snow Car Crash

A slippery covering of ice and snow on a steep street in downtown Montreal has caused a slow-motion pile-up of cars, buses and trucks. The drama took place at a busy intersection on Côte du Beaver Hall. Footage shows a bus sliding out of control and hitting a group of cars. Moments later, as light flurries of snow continue to fall, a pickup truck hits the back of the bus. Then a second bus, also out of control as it comes down the hill, bumps into the back of the pickup truck. But the drama does not end there. A police car, sliding backwards down the hill, lights blazing, hits the bus. Finally a snow plough, presumably sent to the scene to clear the road, careens down the hill, hitting the police car fairly hard. Tokyo sees first November snow in more than 50 years Read more Amazingly, no one was injured in the pile up, which involved at least 10 vehicles. Colin Creado witnessed the series of crashes on his way to work. He said the officers had managed to get out of the police car before the salt truck hit it. “I could see the cop car literally jump in the air. It was pretty powerful,” he told Canada’s CBC news. Creado said he was surprised city authorities had not gritted the street before the snowy weather hit during the night. Video of the chaos posted by CBC on Twitter has been shared more than 9,000 times. The absurdity of the situation was not lost on social media users. Eddie Peters (@eddie_pete) @ea_andrewh @CBCMontreal @qrush It’s like watching really expensive bowling December 5, 2016 The clip was also reposted set to music from The Nutcracker and Benny Hill.
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Snow Car Crash

The Expressway on a better day. Photo via Chicagoist Flickr Pool User Ann Fisher Two separate car crashes on The Kennedy Expressway late Monday night, just as the region was hit by the heaviest snowfall we’ve seen all year, caused a total of 35 cars to crash, critically injuring one man and injuring at least six other people. The crashes, which occurred near Division Street in West Town, according to the Tribune, happened around 10:15 p.m., and prompted officials to temporarily close express lanes for a few hours. The critically-injured man, 39, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The crashes reportedly happened like a chain reaction, with the collision of two cars causing more cars to hit each other one after the other. They both took place within a mile of each other in the inbound express lanes, Illinois State Police told the Sun-Times. Authorities said the slick roads were being caused by the lake-effect snow hitting the area; Chicago is under a commute-snarling lake-effect snow advisory through Tuesday afternoon from the National Weather Service.
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Snow Car Crash

Aside from the three deaths, the chain-reaction crash, which police blamed on a fast-moving snow squall, sent 73 people to 11 area hospitals. Some first responders had to walk more than a mile to get to victims.
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Snow Car Crash

The crashes reportedly happened like a chain reaction, with the collision of two cars causing more cars to hit each other one after the other. They both took place within a mile of each other in the inbound express lanes, Illinois State Police told the Sun-Times. Authorities said the slick roads were being caused by the lake-effect snow hitting the area; Chicago is under a commute-snarling lake-effect snow advisory through Tuesday afternoon from the National Weather Service.
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Snow Car Crash

But the drama does not end there. A police car, sliding backwards down the hill, lights blazing, hits the bus. Finally a snow plough, presumably sent to the scene to clear the road, careens down the hill, hitting the police car fairly hard.
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Snow Car Crash

The Expressway on a better day. Photo via Chicagoist Flickr Pool User Ann Fisher Two separate car crashes on The Kennedy Expressway late Monday night, just as the region was hit by the heaviest snowfall we’ve seen all year, caused a total of 35 cars to crash, critically injuring one man and injuring at least six other people.
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Snow Car Crash

Weather acts through visibility impairments, precipitation, high winds, and temperature extremes to affect driver capabilities, vehicle performance (i.e., traction, stability and maneuverability), pavement friction, roadway infrastructure, crash risk, traffic flow, and agency productivity. The table below, summarizes the impacts of various weather events on roadways, traffic flow, and operational decisions.
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Snow Car Crash

“With a crash of this magnitude, an outstanding effort from these many agencies made it possible to stabilize the scene, treat the critically-wounded, and rescue affected individuals with the primary focus on preservation of life,” a Pennsylvania State Police spokesperson wrote. “All of the aforementioned agencies worked tirelessly and collaboratively to minimize the loss of life and resolve the incident as expeditiously and safely as possible.”
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A bus carrying the Penn State Lehigh Valley men’s basketball team was also involved in the crash. Their chartered bus, which was traveling to a game in New Kensington, Pa., was hit by a tractor trailer. No one on the team was seriously injured and they were transferred to another bus. The students were taken to the hospital as a precaution.
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Moments later, as light flurries of snow continue to fall, a pickup truck hits the back of the bus. Then a second bus, also out of control as it comes down the hill, bumps into the back of the pickup truck.
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“A couple cars slid and hit the shoulder,” she said. “Once the snow started to dissipate, we started to see that the westbound side was just a mess.”
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For some residents in an East Vancouver neighbourhood that were attempting to take their car out this morning, it did not end well. According to Daily Hive’s Caley Dimmock, a total of 10 cars have crashed on a steep one-block span on East 29th Avenue, a residential side street, from Nanaimo to Kamloops streets.

Published on Aug 24, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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