Video: Wintry conditions cause huge 40-car pile-up in Wisconsin 8 years ago

Video: Wintry conditions cause huge 40-car pile-up in Wisconsin

12 people were injured, but thankfully no-one was killed as a result of a crazy pile-up on a Wisconsin highway on Sunday, with as many as 40 cars involved.


The pile-up occurred on Highway 41/45 near the town of Germantown and while the weather played a huge part, the situation wasn’t helped by some drivers driving at speeds which clearly weren’t safe in the conditions.

That much is evident from pretty early on in the video above and vehicles driving at a safe speed in front bore the brunt of it as car after car crashed into each other in scenes captured by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

Eventually after about five minutes of carnage the road became impassable and vehicles were forced to stop, with a local policeman describing it as like a scene from Nascar.

Officer Tim Miller, who was en route to another crash, told The Inquisitr: “If people watch Nascar, and they watch the Daytona 500 or Talledega, where they wait for what’s called the Big Crash, where all the cars crash because they’re all so close together, that’s what this was like - only there was nobody there to stop it with a yellow flag and slow all the other cars down.”


Crazy scenes and a reminder of what can happen in wintry conditions should Ireland get another blast of ice and snow like we did in the winters of 2009/10 and 2010/11.

Be careful out there.