Check out this insane footage of 61-car pileup on Mendota Bridge

A massive pileup occurred just before 1 p.m. today in the westbound lanes of Highway 55 over the Mendota Bridge, closing the highway.

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The State Patrol says one person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The 61-car destruction derby began when two vehicles lost control on the icy roadway and crashed, and that in turn caused a semi to jackknife.

As you can tell from this incredible video, cars had little chance to avoid the wreck:

And here's a photo:
-- WCCO - CBS Minnesota (@WCCO) March 24, 2014 And another: The State Patrol says the crash has been cleared and westbound 55 over the bridge has reopened.

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