For the second time in less in 2 weeks, a major, multi-car crash in Arlington shuts down the freeway. On November 17, 2010, 14 cars were wrecked at Cooper and Interstate 30. This time, 32 vehicles were involved in a pileup that completely shut down Highway 360 as ten people were transported to local hospitals.
The chain-reaction crash began during the early morning rush hour commute around 5:30 a.m. Police have indicated that they suspect the crash sequence began when a vehicle going north on Highway 360 slowed down to exit onto Division Street and another vehicle rear-ended that car and then spun into traffic causing a series of collisions that even Nascar fans would be shocked to witness. Once the wrecks started to occur, other drivers report that they felt they had no where to go to get out of the way and that they were trapped between concrete barriers on either side of the highway.
A number of other factors are also believed to have come together to contribute to the cause of this multicar collision. Police have indicated that in addition to excessive speed and driver’s who are following too closely behind other vehicles, the roads is also under construction and may have been somewhat slick .
That stretch of 360 has long been known as a dangerous area on Highway 360 because of the unusual exit and entrance ramps. The area is currently under construction. The State is in the process of completing a $56 million highway construction and renovation project between Abrams Road and Division Street that is scheduled to be completed in about a year.
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