16 dead and 66 injured in a five-car accident involving 49 vehicles in 10 minutes on the Xuguang Expressway in Hunan

Xu (Chang) Guangzhou (Zhou) Expressway went northward near the Wangcheng toll station in the Changxiang section of Hunan Province. Five traffic accidents occurred within about 10 minutes at 5:00 p.m. the day before yesterday, involving 49 vehicles, resulting in 16 deaths and 66 injuries, of which 8 The person was seriously injured. From the clips circulating on the Internet, it can be seen that many private cars were severely deformed by the collision of large trucks, and even “vehicles overlapped”. Call for a fire extinguisher (picture 2). An injured person said that there was light rain at the time of the incident. After the vehicle was hit, he crawled out reluctantly, and then dragged the children and relatives out. After all 7 people in the vehicle escaped successfully, the vehicle exploded and caught fire. “We were driving ( Toyota) Highlander (Highlander off-road vehicle), our car is tall, if we drive a small car, we will die.”

The road section at the scene of the accident was cleared yesterday afternoon and traffic resumed. The Hunan Provincial Department of Transportation emphasized yesterday that it is necessary to deeply learn the lessons of this accident, and do a good job in forecasting and early warning of extreme weather such as low temperature rain, snow, freezing fog, etc., emergency protection, and public opinion monitoring and disposal.

Originally published on AM730 https://www.am730.com.hk/China/Hunan Xuguang Expressway 10 minutes 5-car accident-involving 49 vehicles, 16 dead and 66 injured/359873?utm_source=yahoorss&utm_medium=referral

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