Late Friday evening on the A31 autobahn in Germany, 52 vehicles have crashed. The accident has left three people dead and 35 injured, according to police.
Officials say a dense fog had settled in the area and visibility went down to zero, which increased the number of cars crashing into the pileup. The Press Association new agency reports that 14 people were taken to nearby hospitals. Twenty-one people suffered minor injuries.
Investigators at the German Autobahn are yet to ascertain whether the cause of pileup was fog or something else, but initial reports suggest that it was heavy fog that caused this pileup.
The crash is not the largest pile-up on Germany’s autobahns in recent years. In 2009, 66 people were injured when 259 vehicles collided in the north of the country.