Sheppey Bridge Crash, 200 walking wounded
- 'Carnage' on new Sheppey crossing bridge on A249 in Kent at 7.15am saw cars and lorries crash into each other
- Eight people seriously injured and another 200 with minor injuries - but no fatalities
When the fog finally lifted it revealed a trail of carnage that stretched for almost 500 yards.
More than 100 cars were involved in a massive ten-minute pile-up after visibility fell to just a few feet during rush hour yesterday morning.
Eight people were seriously injured and 200 walking wounded needed treatment at the scene. Police said it was ‘truly miraculous’ that nobody died in the biggest ever accident caused by fog on British roads.
Motorists described their ‘blind terror’ in the seemingly endless succession of screeching tyres, crunching metal and smashing glass as cars, lorries and vans ploughed into each other and crumpled like concertinas.