Hunan Expressway 42 vehicles collided and killed 16… Witnesses revealed the “extreme reason” and the picture before the incident leaked | International | CTWANT

A serious collision occurred on the “Xu-Guang Expressway” in Changsha, Hunan Province on the 4th. (Picture / flip from Weibo)

A serious collision accident occurred on the Changsha section of the Hunan-Guangzhou Expressway in the mainland, resulting in the death of 16 people and major property losses. According to eyewitnesses, at that time, a driver suspected of missing the interchange, but slammed on the brakes at the exit, triggering a series of follow-up collisions. In addition, some netizens posted a pre-accident video on the short video platform. They saw that when driving through the Wangcheng exit ramp, they suddenly encountered a cloud of thick fog, which may also be the cause of the accident.

“Yangtze Evening News” reported that the accident section was located near the Wangcheng toll station. The Changsha Expressway police posted a post on Weibo on the 30th of last month, and distributed a video saying, “On January 24th, the section of the Wangcheng exit of the Xuguang Expressway under the jurisdiction of the Wangcheng Brigade , Two traffic accidents occurred within two and a half hours due to missed exits, slowing down and changing lanes, but fortunately no one was injured!” Remind the public that if they miss the expressway exit, they must continue to drive forward, and then re-plan the route.

Regarding the cause of the accident, witnesses revealed in an interview that a driver suspected he missed the Wangcheng exit, braked sharply in the fast lane, and was hit by a vehicle behind him. The car caught fire first, which caused the large car to catch fire.” In addition, it was raining at the time of the accident and the visibility was relatively low. After the accident, there was a backlog on the road section, which slowed down the speed of the vehicle, which caused the vehicle to rear-end and caused a serious accident.

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A serious collision occurred on the “Xu-Guang Expressway” in Changsha, Hunan Province on the 4th. (Picture / flip from Weibo)

In addition, some netizens posted a driving recorder video on the short video platform afterwards. The time marked on the screen was 4:51 pm on February 4, which happened to be shortly before the incident. After passing the Wangcheng exit ramp, I immediately encountered a cloud of fog. It was suspected to be a cloud of fog, and the driver couldn’t help exclaiming. The visibility was very low when driving in the fog, and the fog lasted only a few seconds.

After the accident, Wang Xiangxi, the head of the local emergency management department, continued to dispatch and guide the rescue and disposal of the accident, requiring scientific rescue and all-out treatment of the wounded, to minimize the death and disability due to injury; to verify the situation as soon as possible, and carry out accident investigation based on facts; Learn lessons from the accident, investigate hidden risks, draw inferences from one instance, and strictly prevent similar accidents from happening again.

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