Gut-wrenching dashcam footage shows a stranded driver leap out of the way just in time as an 18-wheeler barrels in his direction, unable to control the massive vehicle.
The truck was driving on Interstate 81 in Schuylkill which, at the time, was enduring a snow squall that impaired drivers’ vision and created an extremely slick road. Suddenly, a huge, multi-car pileup comes into view, but it is already too late for the truck driver. He attempts to break, but ends up skidding toward the wreckage and, just before hitting other vehicles, the dashcam captures a man jumping out of the way of the out-of-control truck.
Dashcam video of massive pileup in Pennsylvania on Interstate 81 today. pic.twitter.com/yfYFD6BxCl
— JJ (@Joshuajered) March 28, 2022
**Warning: Videos may contain footage and language some might find disturbing**
Another video shows the extent of the damage, as crashed vehicles littered the roadway, creating an impassable blockage. Some vehicles were on fire or smoking, and some Twitter sources were reporting that at least 3 people died as the result of the crash.
(AP) – Coroner says at least 3 people have died in a Pennsylvania traffic pileup involving more than 50 vehicles. pic.twitter.com/LgOiwBFh4f
— 𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐙𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫 (@TheBriZi) March 28, 2022
BREAKING: Massive crash (multi-vehicle collision) shuts down Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.
At least 50 cars are involved in the crash.
At least 3 dead due to pileup.
(Video: Mike Moye) pic.twitter.com/0lqgsX2nL7
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) March 28, 2022
JUST IN: A section of Interstate 81 in east-central Pennsylvania was shut down following a major pileup that occurred during a snow squall this morning. No immediate reports of injuries, but at least 20 vehicles were believed to have been involved. pic.twitter.com/JtHH4AGlmv
— Personal Blog Media News (@pbmnews) March 28, 2022
The frightening videos garnered a lot of reaction on social media:
snow/fog yet they still ploughed on at top speed!
— Sir Twenté Embassi (@DaveyGoodison) March 29, 2022
How can you give such people a driver’s license? 🤦🏻♂️
High speed at zero visibility and snow, unbelievable.
— Fireraiser (@fireraiser_DE) March 29, 2022
Prayers to all involved
— Lynn (Romano’sGirl)🐶🐟🏈🏹💜🚓🚒🚑🚗📷📚 (@Romanosgirl4A30) March 28, 2022
so horrible. hate that part of I-81. hope the guy made it out ok. 💔
— Inez Milholland 1886-1916 Suffragist #VotingRights (@MischaGrey11) March 28, 2022
What in the final destination did y’all see those flammable tanks on back that truck holly
— tysanders (@TyHeru10) March 29, 2022
Why are they driving so fast? In that weather?
— Joelle Graves (@joelle_graves) March 29, 2022
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