Lone Stranger: "We just hit it, and you couldn't see anything," said HenryThat's the way they roll in Florida.
fregniacciaro: Ad placement fail...
Darth_Lukecash: A few years ago we had 230some pile up in southern California. Don't think anyone was hurt seriously.Its kind of weird, I remember seeing the fog roll in like something out of a horror story, one minute it's clear, the next miuet you can't see for shiat: if you can't see for shiat- slow down or pull off the road.
TyrantII: Flordia, worst drivers period.And thats coming from a Masshole.It rains and you'll go by 15 cars in the ditch because they were still going 90mph thinking everything would work out swell.
Roook: giant robot alien attack. The government is just keeping it under wraps.
TwowheelinTim: Why am I not surprised the media blames the fog and smoke, but not the motorists driving too fast and following too closely for the conditions?
See My Az Go: Whoa. I live within a few miles of this accident, and I'm just hearing about this on Fark?
ultraholland: I blame Michael Bay.
puffy999: Horrible pictures. Best wishes to all families involved.
Man On Pink Corner: I guess I don't understand... if you are going so fast that you can't see a wall of smoke ahead in time to slow down for it, you're going too fast, right? If you can't see at all, even after you slow down, you should pull as far off the road as you can get and wait it out, right? Am I right, or am I missing an obvious driving strategy here?
medius: LA Times must have flown somebody cross-country to cover this.
ecor1: Hm, maybe it wasn't Amherst I was coming from, it may have been Northhampton. I can't remember. I don't think I was on 116.I didn't see those low freezing fogs very often, but they showed up in the winter in the mountains and always late at night. I think the incident I was describing above was at 2-3 am.I was there in 1995 but I can't remember exactly when the fog thing happened.
JasonOfOrillia: "Man this smoke and fog is heavy""Honey, maybe we should slow down""Don't worry, I've got it under control"
bowtiesheep: ecor1: Hm, maybe it wasn't Amherst I was coming from, it may have been Northhampton. I can't remember. I don't think I was on 116.I didn't see those low freezing fogs very often, but they showed up in the winter in the mountains and always late at night. I think the incident I was describing above was at 2-3 am.I was there in 1995 but I can't remember exactly when the fog thing happened.It can get a little treacherous between Amherst and Mt Holyoke...You think that's bad, don't roll up towards Burlington in the wee hours
chookbillion: That stretch of road can get really foggy without much warning (it's in a shallow bowl, so the fog really hangs there). I've driven it early in the morning many times, and it doesn't look so bad from a distance, but once you're in it it gets thick fast. This happened in darkness, at least the first part of it did, so you wouldn't have been able to see the fog and smoke ahead. Then, if people start putting their hazard lights on and suddenly slowing down it can get really disorienting. And of course, people are going 75 or 80 mph when they hit that stuff, and they're following about 2 or 3 car lengths, if you're lucky, from the car ahead of them.I drive on I-75 a lot, and it scares me sometimes.One of the worst times was when a sudden very heavy downpour developed, and just about everyone put on their hazard lights, but they never pull over, so you don't know if the guy with hazards on are stopped or moving. I hate that. There were so many people around me with hazards flashing that I literally lost my bearings and my head felt like it was spinning.I just went out to get some dinner and drove under the freeway,the southbound lanes are still moving at a crawl.
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