There’s nothing more terrifying (or frustrating, depending on your temperament) than hitting the brakes and continuing to slide into another car. However, this is likely what many people experienced in Massachusetts in the midst of a 65 car pileup on Sunday morning.
According to a report by the New York Daily News, the massive accident occurred on Interstate 290 in Worcester where a section of the freeway was essentially turned into a skating rink during a storm that included freezing rain. Authorities reported that 35 to 40 people were injured in the accident, which was blamed on black ice. Police who stopped to help people involved in the wreck saw oncoming cars spinning helplessly out of control and adding on to the carnage of twisted metal.
In all, the crash scene stretched for nearly 1500 feet along the interstate.
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