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130 Cars Crash On A Bridge In Kent, UK by goldfish80(m): 11:13am On Sep 05, 2013
Dozens of people have been injured as more than 130 vehicles were involved in a series of crashes in thick fog on the A249 Sheppey crossing in Kent.

Eight of those hurt in the collisions, which took place at about 07:15 BST, have serious injuries.

Ambulance crews said 27 casualties needed hospital treatment and they dealt with 200 people at the scene.

The crossing will remain closed for the rest of the day and rush-hour drivers have been warned of delays.

Firefighters said they had freed five people from their vehicles on the southbound carriageway.

One witness said visibility had been very poor at the time of the crash 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.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-23970047

Re: 130 Cars Crash On A Bridge In Kent, UK by goldfish80(m): 11:20am On Sep 05, 2013
Witness Martin Stammers, 45, from Minster, told Kent Online: ‘It's horrific.I've never seen anything like it in my life. All you could hear was cars crashing.
‘We got out of our car and it was eerily quiet, with visibility down to just 20 yards.'
He added to Sky News: 'I was very, very, lucky. I was the last car out of it, if you like. As I come to the top of the hill, there were about five cars already smashed up, one was across my carriageway.

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Re: 130 Cars Crash On A Bridge In Kent, UK by yunglykmine(m): 12:00pm On Sep 05, 2013
shocked Wow!!!
Re: 130 Cars Crash On A Bridge In Kent, UK by DisGuy: 12:02pm On Sep 05, 2013
it was very foggy this morning
Re: 130 Cars Crash On A Bridge In Kent, UK by Kx: 12:30pm On Sep 05, 2013
No matter d weather condition, things like dis don't happen in naija.
100 @once, what was on dia mind?

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Re: 130 Cars Crash On A Bridge In Kent, UK by Greatken007(m): 1:07pm On Sep 05, 2013
AM JUST SPEECHLESS...BUT THIS 1 PAS SOSOLISO PLNE CRASH OOO
Re: 130 Cars Crash On A Bridge In Kent, UK by goldfish80(m): 1:27pm On Sep 05, 2013
Kx: No matter d weather condition, things like dis don't happen in naija.
100 @once, what was on dia mind?
I don't really blame the weather conditions exclusively for this mess. British motorists are the worst in the world, arrogant, rude and technically inept! You could see they were driving fast and too close,its a miracle no one died.

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Re: 130 Cars Crash On A Bridge In Kent, UK by Vanityupnvanity(m): 2:34pm On Sep 05, 2013
shockedshockedshockedshockedshockedshockedshockedshocked
Re: 130 Cars Crash On A Bridge In Kent, UK by yinkard4me(m): 2:48pm On Sep 05, 2013
Goldfish, U posted a story and u still rush to b d first to coment.... hmmm! Wetin we nor go see for end time. And Wia re d end tym crew?
Re: 130 Cars Crash On A Bridge In Kent, UK by Nobody: 2:49pm On Sep 05, 2013
shocked shocked shocked

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Re: 130 Cars Crash On A Bridge In Kent, UK by Nobody: 2:50pm On Sep 05, 2013
= more damaged cars (tokunbo) coming to "great" naija grin grin grin angry grin

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Re: 130 Cars Crash On A Bridge In Kent, UK by DisGuy: 2:51pm On Sep 05, 2013
goldfish80:
I don't really blame the weather conditions exclusively for this mess. British motorists are the worst in the world, arrogant, rude and technically inept! You could see they were driving fast and too close,its a miracle no one died.

and statistics says....you're wrong...except this ofcourse is a bash the brits thread

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_traffic-related_death_rate

http://jalopnik.com/5926297/the-ten-countries-with-the-worst-drivers/
Re: 130 Cars Crash On A Bridge In Kent, UK by 2ndChance: 2:52pm On Sep 05, 2013
All these oyibos sef. If the drivers had poor visibility, were they deaf as well? At least, they could have heard other cars crashing ahead of them na and know how to apply brakes. 1,2,3,4, ......130. Haba, I was told oyibos were smarter than this.
Re: 130 Cars Crash On A Bridge In Kent, UK by Fazhy: 2:53pm On Sep 05, 2013
What the h....ll??

Re: 130 Cars Crash On A Bridge In Kent, UK by Nobody: 2:54pm On Sep 05, 2013
angry 130?? Now I just have to support End time
Re: 130 Cars Crash On A Bridge In Kent, UK by moscobabs(m): 2:54pm On Sep 05, 2013
if say na Nija this kind tin happen they for don dey blame GEJ
Re: 130 Cars Crash On A Bridge In Kent, UK by Nobody: 2:55pm On Sep 05, 2013
Promhize: Chineke, God why?? RIP
did people die ?
Re: 130 Cars Crash On A Bridge In Kent, UK by john1632(m): 2:56pm On Sep 05, 2013
Is dis nt d same end tym tins We are talkin about.

Re: 130 Cars Crash On A Bridge In Kent, UK by DisGuy: 2:56pm On Sep 05, 2013
2ndChance: All these oyibos sef. If the drivers had poor visibility, were they deaf as well? At least, they could have heard other cars crashing ahead of them na know how to apply brakes. 1,2,3,4, ......130. Haba, I was told oyibos were smarter than this.

personally i think it's riskier driving on the motorway than normal roads, it mostly straight open road, most people are on 'auto drive cos they are not expecting anything. on the motorway you are mostly talking away with your feet on te throttle

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Re: 130 Cars Crash On A Bridge In Kent, UK by yinkard4me(m): 2:57pm On Sep 05, 2013
adaobi123: shocked shocked shocked
booking space for a bad news like dis? Hhmmm! End tym has come
Re: 130 Cars Crash On A Bridge In Kent, UK by AMYpurple(f): 2:57pm On Sep 05, 2013
x-men things

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Re: 130 Cars Crash On A Bridge In Kent, UK by Nobody: 2:57pm On Sep 05, 2013
obadiah777: did people die ?

Edited, but its a miracle dat no one died.

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Re: 130 Cars Crash On A Bridge In Kent, UK by MCKULQ(m): 2:58pm On Sep 05, 2013
THE THINGS WHICH E DEY HAPPEN FOR THE WORLD NOW, I FEAR O.

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BUT TO ME I DEY SENSE SOMETHING. MOD I NO CALL THE THING grin

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Re: 130 Cars Crash On A Bridge In Kent, UK by Nobody: 2:58pm On Sep 05, 2013
hoooollllyy s.hit!!! shocked
Re: 130 Cars Crash On A Bridge In Kent, UK by Nobody: 2:59pm On Sep 05, 2013
2ndChance: All these oyibos sef. If the drivers had poor visibility, were they deaf as well? At least, they could have heard other cars crashing ahead of them na and know how to apply brakes. 1,2,3,4, ......130. Haba, I was told oyibos were smarter than this.

Secondary school leavers be like ^^^^^^

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Re: 130 Cars Crash On A Bridge In Kent, UK by Nobody: 2:59pm On Sep 05, 2013
The fog this morning was scary, I don't know how I managed to drive to work, I nearly turned back. Sad thing was so many drivers on the M25 were still ****driving very fast****tongue so I am not surprised this happened at all.
Re: 130 Cars Crash On A Bridge In Kent, UK by Nobody: 3:01pm On Sep 05, 2013
This caught my attention... '' they were driving without lights under foggy conditions ''.

I call that stew-pee-d.

Though some of them might have seen the mess up upfront, applied their brakes, yet slow pokes will still ram them from behind. You know what i mean
Re: 130 Cars Crash On A Bridge In Kent, UK by Nobody: 3:01pm On Sep 05, 2013
aysometin: The fog this morning was scary, I don't know how I managed to drive to work, I nearly turned back. Sad thing was so many drivers on the M25 were still **speeding** so I am not surprised this happened at all.
falls 4rm okada grin

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