published Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Traffic flowing again on Interstate 75 after rush-hour crashes

A car slowed down with traffic at 5:20 p.m. on Interstate 75, but the car behind it didn’t follow suit.

After the first rear-end accident, a series of crashes followed. In all, five cars crashed, mostly hitting the first car, and causing a two-hour traffic holdup on I-75 North.

Two people were transported to Erlanger hospital with non-serious injuries, and there were no deaths.

Although the interstate is flowing now, Chattanooga police spokeswoman Sgt. Jerri Weary said police officers were still at the scene as of 7:35 p.m.

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bryseana said...

Crazy driving on the interstate. People act like they're on the autobahn.

October 20, 2011 at 9:11 p.m.

I wonder if a cell phone was involved.

October 21, 2011 at 8:16 a.m.
dao1980 said...

bryseana, in my personal experience, the autobahn operates much more smoothly than our interstate system.

Though that probably has more to do with our complete disregard for proper operating procedures on a basic cultural level.

Simple issues that we seem to have problems with here in our little self righteous world are obvious ones like SLOWER TRAFFIC STAY RIGHT, TRUCKS USE TWO RIGHT LANES.

October 21, 2011 at 9:11 a.m.
twharr said...

I sat in this traffic for well over an hour. I thought I was in Atlanta.

October 21, 2011 at 10:05 a.m.
wink said...

i was been on that traffic, actually i need to see the auto mechanic for the update of the auto repair of my car.

January 6, 2012 at 8:05 p.m.
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