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50 Car Accident In Polk County, FL

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  1. MelbournePhin

    MelbournePhin New Member

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    LAKELAND, Fla. — About 50 cars crashed Wednesday on a highway blanketed by fog and smoke from a brush fire in central Florida, and local officials said four people were killed and 38 were injured in the mangled, fiery wrecks.

    A stretch of nearly 15 miles of Interstate 4 between Tampa and Orlando was closed by several accidents, including the 50-car pileup. Aerial footage showed the soupy mix of fog and smoke covering the landscape for miles and giving the sky an eerie golden color in the morning.


    The poor visibility hampered rescue efforts, forcing officials to walk along the closed stretch of I-4 checking individual vehicles for injuries, Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Larry Coggins said. The conditions later cleared up, showing charred trucks and crumpled cars pinned underneath some tractor trailers.

    http://www.floridatoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080109/BREAKINGNEWS/80109006

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  2. GridIronKing34

    GridIronKing34 Silently Judging You Club Member

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    Ouch, that's really too bad. Thoughts and prayers go out to their families.
     
  3. King Felix

    King Felix chasing the high Club Member

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    wow :(
     
  4. MelbournePhin

    MelbournePhin New Member

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    stuff like this is scary. i drive about 1000 miles a week on my sales route and i see crazy stuff all the time. im definitely gonna try to avoid the roads when foggy
     

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