Was Giant Wall of Fog to Blame for M5 Tragedy?
As speculation continues over the crash on a British motorway, two witnesses claim an unnatural wall of fog may be the culprit.
It has been described as the worst motorway incident in nearly twenty years in the UK. Yesterday evening just after 8.20pm 34 vehicles collided on the M5 Motorway near junction 25. A dozen different options have been given as to why the accident occurred, but one survivor has voiced his opinion as to what caused the collision.
At around 8.25pm a motorist called Tom, was driving from Somerset to Scotland, when a horrific wall of fog descended on the motorway.
“It was the worst fog I’ve ever seen, it was horrific… I slowed right down and veered into the central reservation which I think that kind of saved our lives.”
“As soon as we managed to do that the fog lifted fractionally and around us you could just see utter carnage.”
“The real thing that made me realise what had happened was the thud of other cars hitting into lorries either side of us. One sped right past us at 60-70mph and smashed into a lorry. A car had jack-knifed right across the road to our left.”
Initially opting to stay in the car, they soon rethought their plan when a massive ball of flames launched from a vehicle carrying a large amount of deodorant cans.
The collision was on the most enormous of scales, taking a considerable patch of the motorway with it. Initially it was announced that the area of road would be opened later today, but the damage, quantity of vehicles, and casualties were well in excess of initial expectations.
Other people at the scene, reported hearing people screaming out from vehicles they were unable to escape from, several lorries collided with a number of cars in just a few seconds. The flames were devastating said a female survivor, who also described a thick fog that “literally dropped onto the motorway”, seconds before the incident took place.
Police have been investigating the fact that a nearby firework display could be to blame, but Tom stated that there was no way the fireworks could have been to blame, the fog fell just too quickly.
At around 5.25pm on Saturday police stated that seven victims had been pulled from wreckage, and that fifty-one were injured and taken to various hospitals. The death toll may be higher than seven however, as some vehicles have been burned to dust.