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Sheppey crossing crash: Dozens hurt as 130 vehicles crash

Sheppey crossing crash: Dozens hurt as 130 vehicles crash

The bridge after the crash Witnesses described seeing cars under lorries and people lying on the ground
Rescue worker at scene Vehicles were being recovered throughout the day before the road reopened
Crash scene Witnesses at the scene described a mass of tangled cars, lorries, and a car transporter
Driver waits by roadside for his vehicle to be recovered Drivers reported hearing the smashes of cars all around them as they tried to stop in the fog

Sixty people have been injured as more than 130 vehicles were involved in a series of crashes in thick fog on the Sheppey crossing in Kent.

Eight of those hurt in the collisions, which took place in thick fog, sustained serious injuries.

Ambulance crews said 35 casualties needed hospital treatment in what were described as "horrendous scenes".

The A249 bridge was closed for more than nine hours and reopened to traffic at about 17:30.

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.

 

Scene 'horrendous'

South East Coast Ambulance Service (Secamb) said a further 200 people were either treated for minor injuries or given advice should symptoms develop later.

Firefighters had to free five people from their vehicles on the southbound carriageway.

The injured people were taken to six different hospitals in Medway, Ashford, Margate, Maidstone, Canterbury and London.

Medway Maritime Hospital declared a major incident and cancelled all its routine planned surgery, to help deal with the incident.

Service returned to normal at the hospital at about 14:00 BST.

Crash wreckage
Ch Insp Andy Reeves said the crash was over a "protracted area"

Secamb said the first ambulances left the crash scene at 08:50 BST because much of the triage and early treatment was carried out at the scene.

Patients started arriving in hospitals shortly after with Medway admitting its first casualty at 09:45 BST.

Special hotline

Crash witnesses and people with concerns about relatives who may have been involved can contact Kent Police on 01622 653580

'People on floor'

The national speed limit applies to the dual carriageway crossing, with cars able to travel up to 70mph, the Highways Agency said.

Driver Martin Stammers said the scene was "horrendous" and described seeing cars under lorries and people lying on the ground.

He said visibility was about 10 to 20 yards 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.

 

Aerial footage shows the aftermath of the collisions

"For 10 minutes afterwards, all we could hear was screeching, cars thudding into each other, lorries crashing," he added.

He said he and his son ran to warn other drivers and warn cars to slow down.

"Later, a woman came up to us sobbing saying, 'thank you, thank you, you saved my life'," he said.

'Smashed cars everywhere'

Jaime Emmett, a 19-year-old student who was driving through the fog, said she managed to stop in time but a van collided with her car, and she then hit a car in front.

She said the fog was so thick she could only see a few cars ahead but added: "All I could hear was the cars smashing in front of each other and I could not know how far ahead the accident was."

Later she said she could see "smashed cars everywhere", a lorry that had crashed into the central reservation and ambulance crews helping injured people with one team carrying a man in a stretcher.

Paramedics treat people at the scene
The injured people were taken to six different hospitals

Cliff Montgomery, 53, who was driving from his home on the Isle of Sheppey to Gillingham, said he was trapped in a group of vehicles with a pile-up in front of him and another one behind.

"I was in the outside lane when vehicles in front of me braked and cars were crashing," he said.

"There was another pile-up behind the group of cars I was travelling in. All I could do was brake, stop and await further instructions."

He said it was very foggy and in some places he could only see 30ft in front of him.

Mr Montgomery added: "When you see the state of vehicles being brought off the bridge on transporters, you have to think it's very lucky that no one was killed."

At the scene

As far as the eye could see it was car after crashed car. Looking at the scene gave me a real sense of the force of some of the crashes.

People told me they heard braking and then ran into vehicles. Others managed to brake but then cars went into the back of them.

For many this incident was a terrifying experience.

The recovery is now under way. With 130 vehicles needing to cleared off this bridge the operation is not going to be quick.

'Hazardous fog'

Ch Insp Andy Reeves said the crash was over a "protracted area" with undamaged vehicles between others which had collided.

When asked if the fog had caused the crash, Mr Reeves said it was "too early" to give a cause but added the "weather will be a factor".

"It was... very hazardous. It was described to me as a very thick fog and it was certainly low visibility at the time."

The front of the crash happened where traffic was coming off the bridge towards Sittingbourne, and it had then "concertinaed" over the bridge behind it with incidents stretching back to Queenborough, he said.

A general view of the scene on the London bound carriageway of the Sheppey Bridge Crossing near Sheerness in Kent
Soon after the bridge opened in 2006, concerns about safety were raised, including the lack of lighting

Sittingbourne and Sheppey MP Gordon Henderson said he had previously had concerns about lighting on the bridge and said he would be asking questions of the authorities about the accident.

"My concerns must rest solely with the people that have been injured on the bridge," he said.

A spokesman for the Highways Agency said: "It is far too early to speculate on the cause of today's incident which is still under investigation by police."

He confirmed a safety audit was carried out on the crossing a year after its completion.

"This audit concluded that accidents on the A249 had decreased since the completion of the scheme and that the accident rate was below the national average for that type of road," he said.

The £100m four-lane crossing, which connects the Isle of Sheppey with mainland Kent, opened in 2006 and is 0.75 miles (1.25km) long and rises to 115ft (35m) at its highest point.

Map of crash scene 
United Kingdom , Crashes from the World

Date: 12/13/2013 3:33:06 PM

By: YASA WEB , BBC News
 
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