UK carnage: 2nd massive road accident in days
UK motorways have turned into demolition derby sites as another car crash involving 11 vehicles occurred on one of the country’s busiest roads. It follows Friday’s massive pile-up that claimed seven lives and left 51 injured.
Six people were injured in Sunday’s accident in the county of Lancashire; fortunately, there have been no fatalities. None of the injured are in a life-threatening condition, police say.
The cause of the crash is still unknown.
The accident forced authorities temporally to close north and southbound section of the motorway for the clean-up operation.
Friday’s pile-up on M5 motorway that occurred in southern England’s county of Somerset involved 34 vehicles. Seven drivers and passengers died as crashed vehicles caught fire in the accident.
The casualty list could still increase, as many of those injured are still in critical condition. Should this happen the crash will be the worst in British history.
The vehicles have been removed overnight, but the motorway remains closed, police said.
The accident renewed debate about motorway safety. Just weeks before, the government announced plans to raise the speed limit to 80mph, according to The Guardian.