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.
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:
A viewer submitted this photo of the massive crash at the Mendota Bridge. Dozens of cars are said to be involved. pic.twitter.com/kCrukruSub
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The State Patrol says the crash has been cleared and westbound 55 over the bridge has reopened.
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