A horrifying video of vehicles skidding and piling up is going viral on social media. Users claim that these are scenes of accidents in Dallas due to slippery roads.

'Terrible accident on highway 135. Dallas Forthwoth. More than 70 vehicles were involved.'

This video was also shared on Whatsapp with the same narrative in Telugu.

Archive links:

https://web.archive.org/save/https://twitter.com/furqantsiddiqui/status/1359989839710605317

https://web.archive.org/save/https://www.facebook.com/fred.oyunge.3/videos/431523461249472

Fact Check:

The claim that the video shows a horrifying accident that occurred on February 11, 2021, on Interstate 35 West in Fort Worth, Dallas is TRUE.

The same video has been shared in reports published. According to the report published in the Washington Post, at least six people dies and three dozen injured, some of them critically, following a devastating 130-plus car pileup on Interstate 35 West in Fort Worth on Thursday morning. Freezing rain and drizzle are probably to blame, with slick roadways posing a serious danger to travel.

The Fort Worth Fire Department described the accident as a mass casualty incident, meaning local first responders were overwhelmed by the response needed to treat the number of those injured.

According to Dallasnews.com, Fort Worth Fire Chief Jim Davis said the crash in the southbound TEXPress lanes of Interstate 35W just north of downtown — two toll lanes between two concrete barriers — was reported shortly after 6 a.m.

Officials said 133 vehicles were involved, and the crash spanned a half-mile between Northeast 28th Street and Northside Drive.

When compared the visuals from the viral video with the images of the accident shared in news reports are the same. The viral video is also shared on some of these news reports.

https://kfmx.com/terrifying-video-of-fort-worth-pile-up-goes-viral/

https://www.thedrive.com/news/39223/horrifying-footage-shows-70-plus-vehicle-pile-up-in-ft-worth-that-killed-at-least-five

Hence, it is clear that the video shows the horrifying accident on Interstate 135 in Dallas- North Fort Worth. More than 130 vehicles have been piled up in a road accident that occurred due to icy conditions on the road. The claim is TRUE.


Claim Review :   Horrifying video of vehicles skidding, piling up at Dallas
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  True

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