Fort Worth accident – Shocking aerial footage reveal the full horror of TWO-MILE pile-up that killed six

SHOCKING aerial footage reveals the full horror of a disastrous two-mile pile-up that left six dead and dozens more hospitalized.

The video shows the devastating scale of the 136-car crash on the icy I-35 highway in Fort Worth, Texas, yesterday morning.

Aerial footage reveals the horrifc scale of the crash

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Aerial footage reveals the horrifc scale of the crashCredit: NBC
Dozens of cars and trucks were involved in the pile-up

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Dozens of cars and trucks were involved in the pile-upCredit: NBC
At least 65 people were injured and six killed in the huge crash

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At least 65 people were injured and six killed in the huge crashCredit: NBC
An aerial shot shows the amount of cars involved in the crash

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An aerial shot shows the amount of cars involved in the crashCredit: Lawrence Jenkins

Masses of mangled cars and trucks can be seen in the clip after vehicles slammed into each other, leaving metal and other debris strewn across the road.

Rescue teams fought to cut trapped people from their vehicles, with many taken to hospital with serious injuries following the severe smash at about 6.30am on Thursday morning.

The exact cause of the massive crash is unclear, but a brutal storm and overnight sleet is understood to have made for treacherous conditions.

The road, however, “may not have been properly treated by the operator” which could have contributed to the cause of the crash, Texas state Sen. Beverly Powell told Fox News.

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Officials were still searching into the afternoon through cars and trucks to make sure no one was still stuck inside after vehicles were left with “extensive damage.”

MedStar confirmed that dozens of people were injured, with some people being in critical condition, according to a local NBC affiliate reporter.

By around 10.30am, emergency responders said most of those trapped in their vehicles had been rescued.

Overnight sleet is believed to have made for treacherous conditions

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Overnight sleet is believed to have made for treacherous conditionsCredit: NBC
Multiple vehicles were involved in the pileup

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Multiple vehicles were involved in the pileupCredit: Jason McLaughlin
A dog appeared to have been rescued from one of the vehicles

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A dog appeared to have been rescued from one of the vehiclesCredit: Glen E. Ellman/Fort Worth Fire Department
At least six people have died

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At least six people have diedCredit: Jason McLaughlin
Many cars had 'extensive damage'

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Many cars had ‘extensive damage’Credit: Jason McLaughlin
At least 65 people were hospitalized

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At least 65 people were hospitalizedCredit: AP:Associated Press
At least 136 vehicles were involved

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At least 136 vehicles were involvedCredit: Jason McLaughlin
18-wheelers were involved in the incident

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18-wheelers were involved in the incidentCredit: Fort Worth Fire Department

There are at least 65 people hospitalized, with injuries ranging from minor to severe, Officer Brad Perez confirmed to The Sun.

Footage, reportedly from the scene, showed several cars that were damaged.

Some vehicles were strewn across the freeway, and several huge trucks appeared to be involved.

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The incident happened while the region is under a winter weather advisory.

At least 24 fire units responded to the huge pileup, Spectrum News reported.

Police confirmed that the incident was due to the weather and for drivers to expect “lengthy delays.”

The city experienced overnight freezing rain and some sleet, according to the Star Telegram.

Among the people who survived the wreckage was Rebecca Benson, a nurse who crawled out of the pileup unscathed and went straight to work.

“I am unbelievably blessed,” Benson told ABC13.

Benson said she was driving to work around 6.30am when her car slid on the icy interstate.

She said she tried not to spin out and realized she could not stop and crashed into a semi.

Benson said she shook in her car every time another vehicle hit the pile.

“I looked in my rearview mirror and can see all of these cars heading towards me,” she said.

“That was the scariest part, knowing that I survived this part but now the chances of me getting completely smashed by all the cars and semis behind me.”

A motorist eventually helped her out of her car.

Benson immediately called a colleague and got a ride to the hospital where she works, helping others before getting checked out.

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At her husband’s urging, Benson got an evaluation for her neck and shoulder pain and left elbow which was “bruised to the high-heavens.”

Damage could be seen on several vehicles

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Damage could be seen on several vehiclesCredit: Jason McLaughlin
Huge lorries were involved in the incident

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Huge lorries were involved in the incidentCredit: CBSN
Cars were underneath the lorries

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Cars were underneath the lorriesCredit: Reuters
Firefighters were cutting people from cars

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Firefighters were cutting people from carsCredit: Glen E. Ellman/Fort Worth Fire Department
The scene stretched down the highway

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The scene stretched down the highwayCredit: AP:Associated Press
Cars and trucks are wedged together after a deadly multi-vehicle pileup

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Cars and trucks are wedged together after a deadly multi-vehicle pileupCredit: Reuters
Two lorries collided during the crash

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Two lorries collided during the crashCredit: AP:Associated Press
Over a dozen vehicles can be seen involved in the pileup

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Over a dozen vehicles can be seen involved in the pileupCredit: CBSN
Pickup trucks were also involved

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Pickup trucks were also involvedCredit: Reuters
The Fort Worth Police Department held a press conference on the I-35 crash on Thursday afternoon

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The Fort Worth Police Department held a press conference on the I-35 crash on Thursday afternoonCredit: Fort Worth Police Department
Firefighters were at the scene on Thursday

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Firefighters were at the scene on ThursdayCredit: Glen E. Ellman/Fort Worth Fire Department
The Fort Worth police news conference began at 4.30pm local time

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The Fort Worth police news conference began at 4.30pm local timeCredit: Fort Worth Police Department


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