Germany Autobahn Pileup: 259 Car Crash, 66 Injured, No Deaths
Over 250 cars collided and formed a giant pile-up on the A2 motorway near Braunschweig in northern Germany late on Sunday. Miraculously, no one died, although 66 people sustained injuries. Ten people are said to be fighting for their lives. It is believed that the accident has been caused by slippery road conditions, as it was raining heavily at the time of the collision. The excessive speeds some motorists drive at on the autobahn might also be to blame. A2 motorway connects Ruhr area in the west and Berlin in the east.
More than 300 ambulances, fire engines and police cars rushed to the scene to tend to the 66 people injured in the crash. The crash was blamed on cars aquaplaning on puddles and a low sun hindering drivers.
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