Northbound lanes of I-37 had to be shut down on the morning of February 1 after two 18-wheeler trucks crashed due to low visibility caused by fog. According to San Antonio Police Department Sergeant George Antu, the crash caused a chain reaction accident that involved at least 20 other vehicles. Regular traffic was restored at around noon.
The multi-car crash was traced back to around five separate accidents on I-37, exacerbated by a fog that Antu described as creating a “domino effect” when combined with vehicles moving above the highway’s speed limit. Emergency medical services transported multiple people to nearby hospitals, while others were treated for minor injuries at the scene.
Antu reminded motorists driving through the area to slow down, especially when visibility is poor. “The fog is real heavy. The accidents are continuing because cars are still traveling at a high rate of speed,” he said.
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