Blizzard in Japan leads to large-scale accidentJanuary 19, 2021
The worst snowstorm in Japan led to a large-scale accident involving 130 vehicles. Unfortunately, one person was killed in the collision.
Winter weather can be brutal for motorists and, unfortunately, sometimes leads to tragedy. This is exactly what has recently happened in Japan, where a blizzard caused by winds at a speed of 96.54 km / h has caused icy ice and almost zero visibility on a major highway. This resulted in a huge collision involving 130 vehicles. Unfortunately, one person died in this accident.
The storm hit the Miyagi Prefecture in Japan in the northern region of the island of Honshu.
More than 38.1cm of snow is predicted in the area on Wednesday, but strong winds and poor visibility on the Tohoku Expressway resulted in snow accumulation by midday local time on Tuesday. Weather conditions have already forced the speed limit to drop to 50 km / h in the area, but judging by the damage shown in the video above, at least some cars were still moving much faster, according to BBC.
If there is any good news, it is that many of the vehicles shown in the video appear to be serviceable and are simply stuck in traffic. Some cars have minor injuries, only some of them have serious accidents. In addition to the previously mentioned single death, 10 people were injured.
It is a powerful reminder of how quickly things can get out of hand in a short amount of time. A violent storm last month in Japan forced more than 1,000 people on a snow-covered highway to wait two days, and recent storms in the US have hit both the East Coast and southern states all the way to Austin, Texas.
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