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    Over 100 Car Pile Up In Kent

    Shortie861 Sep 5, 2013

    1. Shortie861

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      Seeing the news this morning and totally shocked to see such a huge pile up on the New Sheppey Crossing in Kent.

      They are saying that there are 200 with minor injuries around 8 with serious injuries and still many trapped waiting to be freed from their vehicles.

      Hearing the news from witnesses that it was a typical morning rush with people rushing and going fast, some had full beam headlights, others had dipped headlights and some had no headlights on, and with the conditions being so poor with fog.

      They are also saying that a guy possibly saved a few lives by turning his car around, placing his vehicle across the road at the roundabout to prevent more people from coming down the carriage way so that the emergency services could get down.

      So far no deaths in this pile up.

      You can read more at Sky News
       
    2. APS

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      Having driven for 35+ years for a living I've seen just about every type of idiot and believe me there are loads of them.
       
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      You know, you would think as you see a car pile up you would stop and not go into it.
       
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      This was caused by poor visibility and drivers travelling too fast and too close.
       
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      I get that, but you would think the sounds would make people stop or drive off to the side.
       
    6. Shortie861

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      Not possible to drive to the side as cars are travelling in two lanes to overtake so in which case cars are overtaking at high speeds, visibility is poor, they are close. If they swerve they are liable to hit someone who is on the other lane and visibility being poor and some not using the correct lights would mean breaking would have been a problem as they would not have known when the car in front was breaking.