Skip to comments.150 Car Pile-Up on Michigan Highway I-94(i-94 WATCH SCARY 150 CAR PILE UP BATTLE CREEK)
Posted on 01/11/2015 5:20:25 AM PST by CHICAGOFARMER
WATCH SCARY 150 CAR PILE UP VIDEO BATTLE CREEK MICHIGAN
Piling in full tilt in bad weather.
Traction control and 4 wheel drive aren’t magic.
Reason No. 3,498 I live in the south.
20 years ago such accidents were fairly rare in the north.
“safe and prudent” means well below the speed limit in weather like that
Utterly amazing to see people driving so fast without any care as to what could be ahead.
I hope no one expects us to feel sorry for them.
20 years ago, people new how to drive in snow and didn’t expect the government to mandate vehicle design to protect against idiocy.
Was anyone seriously hurt of killed?
There was also a load of fireworks somewhere along the carnage that caught fire, setting off a firestorm.
They happen in the South too...
Twenty years ago, on Dec. 11, 1990, Dyer was the first responder to the worst fatal accident on Tennessee highways in nearly two decades, and the most deadly fog-induced wreck in state history, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
Ultimately 12 people died and 42 were injured in the 99-vehicle pileup, which began on the southbound highway when one tractor-trailer rear-ended another in the dense fog.
Nevertheless, it was pretty horrific to watch
Wow! I can’t believe how fast those people were driving! No way in those conditions could they stop.
Not in my part of the south, well at least not for once every 40 years.
True but that’s kind of hard to judge in the areas with lake effect snow squalls. Clear blue sky one second and absolute white out the next like flipping a switch. Personally I just avoid the highway most of the time and that’s especially true of 94.
There are a lot of contributing factors.
My uncle pointed out something that I hadn’t thought of. When he started driving truck, they all used the CB radios and talked back and forth with other drivers in the area. Today CB usage is nearly non existent. Rather than talking to other nearby drivers, truck drivers are on the phone talking to home, to another driver a thousand miles away etc. The early warning system is gone.
I have never seen one here in Lake Jackson Texas, Gulf Coast, been here almost 42 years since we got married....
Even when it snows about once very 15 years, the roads are clear....
That was only 99 cars, the MI wreck is 200 cars.
We drove in Houston all day yesterday in the cold rain, temps in the 30s. We drove from the museum of natural science to Sprouts grocery store, about 15 miles, in terrible downpour in the dark, busy traffic. Then home about one hour drive to Lake Jackson Texas in the dark, pouring down rain. It was scary. But if it were icy I would stay HOME! We would have gotten a hotel if caught in it in Houston on icy roads. Simple plan.
Grew up in Sapulpa OK, near Tulsa. I remember being 16 and driving to school on icy roads. I haven’t lived there since 1973, I do not remember how to drive on ice! So I don’t.
Well, you know. Its 94 and most of us locals avoid it if we can.
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