Fog Blamed for Major Pileup
Over 20 people were injured in a 30 car crash Wednesday in the Cajon Pass northeast of Los Angeles. Officials are blaming the multi-car pileup on dense fog.
The crash happened on the southbound side of 15 Freeway between San Bernardino and San Gabriel mountains in southern California.
Authorities transported 10 people with minor to moderate injuries, and reported that seven others were being treated at the scene.
Witnesses reported suddenly driving into a “wall of fog” just before the crashes began. The area had been trapped under drizzle and fog all day.
The first crash occurred around 10:40 am and resulted in two vehicles becoming disabled in the roadway. This quickly caused a chain reaction with car after car smashing into each other.
Many drivers and passengers exited their vehicles and sought refuge on the hillside next to the freeway, worried that their cars would be struck again.
The California Highway Patrol says that incidents like this one can be avoided if drivers simply slow down in dense fog and limited visibility situations.