Dozens of Vehicles in Massive Pileup on Pa. Turnpike

Feb 14, 2014 11:16am

As many as 100 vehicles were involved in a massive pileup along an icy stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike outside Philadelphia, according to police.

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Video of the crash site, taken by helicopter, near the Route 1 exit for Bensalem, Pa., shows a scene of carnage with jack-knifed tractor trailers, cars wedged under trucks, and rescue workers attempting to pry at least one injured victim from a white sedan.

Firetrucks and ambulances  from two surrounding  counties were called to triage and rescue victims.

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Vehicles are piled up on Feb. 14, 2014, in Bensalem, Pa where traffic accidents involving multiple tractor trailers and dozens of cars have completely blocked one side of the Pennsylvania Turnpike outside Philadelphia and caused some injuries. (Matt Rourke/AP Photo Caption)

Turnpike spokesman Bill Capone told ABC affiliate WPVI-TV that early reports from the scene indicated many of the injuries were minor.

In one section of the pileup, nearly a dozen vehicles, including a FedEx truck, careened on top of one another behind a wrecked tractor-trailer.

“What saved me was the tractor trailer and the FedEx truck. The FedEx truck kind of blocked me from getting hit,” one driver told WPVI.

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