34-Car Pile Up Outside Denver Has Amazing Lack of Fatalities
When you think of car accidents, you usually think of two or three cars at most, unless you’re thinking of a Hollywood action scene. Every once in awhile, however, there is one of those unbelievable multiple-vehicle collisions that could have jumped right from the silver screen.
I-25 north of Monument Hill, Colorado was the site of one such accident this past Monday, involving a stunning 34 vehicles. Thankfully — and against all odds — no lives were lost despite the magnitude of the crash. Howard Pankratz and Mike Chambers, reporters for The Denver Post, provide some details:
The accident involved several semis, many passenger vehicles and a motor coach and truck transporting Furniture Row Racing’s cars back from the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway.
‘Our (semi-truck) guys came over the hill and saw a group of cars that had just spun out because of the ice,’ said Furniture Row team manager Joe Garone. ‘Our guys tried to stop, but they hit the ice too.’
And a follow up report from one of the hospitals via 9News:
An amazing and unfortunate Colorado accident across the board. The one solace is that none of the injuries were life threatening. For a pile up this size, the lack of fatalities is a true case of beating the odds.