Check out this insane footage of 61-car pileup on Mendota Bridge

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A massive pileup occurred just before 1 p.m. today in the westbound lanes of Highway 55 over the Mendota Bridge, closing the highway.

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The State Patrol says one person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The 61-car destruction derby began when two vehicles lost control on the icy roadway and crashed, and that in turn caused a semi to jackknife.

As you can tell from this incredible video, cars had little chance to avoid the wreck:



And here's a photo: And another: The State Patrol says the crash has been cleared and westbound 55 over the bridge has reopened.

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WildSTP89
WildSTP89

Drive this all the time, blind corner. no ones fault

jwalker55
jwalker55

Cars had little chance to avoid the wreck?  Well yes, because they are fucking idiots.  When you have fucking idiots driving 50 mph on ice, you'll have these sorts of problems.  Nothing to blame here but dumbasses driving too fast for conditions.

crumbedbum
crumbedbum

@WildSTP89  Agreed. Whenever there's a little bit of precipitation it gets fast and hard to control. I get nervous every time I go down that hill. 

fredschum
fredschum

@jwalker55  What created this pile-up was the jack knifed semi completely blocking the road. There was no where to go. Meanwhile, on 35E near here at the same time, everybody around me had slowed way down and there was lots of room to maneuver in case of someone losing control.

johnroth2013
johnroth2013

Totally agree with this poster. I do hope no one was hurt in this accident, but Minnesotans surely don't know how to drive! They have no real control, look ahead awareness, or fast reactions. Selfish, narrow minded, dumb people and it transfers over to their driving haha. Bunch of idiots speeding and out of control in Minnesota. I've been tailgated numerous times by you idiots. Will be leaving MN and not returning. Highest number of fatalities also for motorcyclists.. 50 some in a year I believe. Thank God my heritage is from the East where people are aggressive in a good way and know what the hell they are doing! Oh well you people are so ignorant it's like a waste of my breath or life to explain how ignorant you people are lol. Good riddens you minne sooo duhhhs.

fredschum
fredschum

@johnroth2013  I was on 35E south of the river and heading north when this was going on. Snow was coming fast, road was slippery and nearly everybody had slowed way down. The difference? The jack knifed semi completely blocked the bridge with no where to go. Massive pile up was inevitable.

Onan
Onan

@johnroth2013 "Will be leaving MN and not returning."

GoHomeThen
GoHomeThen

@johnroth2013  selfish, narrow minded, dumb people? what an assholeish thing to say. go back east then prick.

wow...
wow...

@johnroth2013  Heh. Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out. (And this Minnesotan is smart enough to stick to words I know, like riddance.)

johnroth2013
johnroth2013

Yeah that looks horrible. I'm glad no one was hurt.

johnroth2013
johnroth2013

I highly doubt that, but it was nice of you to say that haha.

GoHomeThen
GoHomeThen

@johnroth2013  Wow, you know us so well you sound like a closet Minnesotan (as if there is sucha thing dontchaknow aye). I'm off to Winnipeg now so you enjoy your trolling hey

johnroth2013
johnroth2013

I will head back East trust me. You don't have to tell me to dipshit. Go move to Canada since you enjoy sounding just like them. Ya knoooow.. A?? Minnesotans are Canadians in disguise.. Not even real Americans haha. I'm having so much fun pissing you off and showing you people what you really are!

quinn358
quinn358

@johnroth2013  My goodness, I am so sorry about your bad experiences in Minnesota. I don't know what this state did to you but I sure hope that wherever you move it will be better for you. Good luck wherever you find yourself! 

quinn358
quinn358

@johnroth2013  My goodness, I am so sorry about your bad experiences in Minnesota. I don't know what this state did to you, but I hope that you will be much happier somewhere else. Good luck on wherever life takes you!

johnroth2013
johnroth2013

This place is so dumb it's pathetic. Metered on ramps that do nothing. On ramps that merge right into fast moving traffic with little or no distance to merge. Driving in this Metro is a nightmare. I'm surprised there aren't more pile ups! I drive very defensive and offensive to avoid accidents with you Minnesotans.

Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out. Sounds like something a Southerner redneck would say but more like don't let the door hit ya in the ass on the way out. Minnesotans are the unsophisticated hicks of the North.

Real Northerners are on the upper east coast. You people are just north necks. Red necks of the North lol.

johnroth2013
johnroth2013

There's that passive aggressive Minnesota attitude. Nudge them a little and out comes the little insecure attitude. And since you want my grammar to be perfect "good riddance". See.. people that aren't Midwest hard heads can take criticism or correction.

johnroth2013
johnroth2013

Yes, you are right. I should have spelled that as "good riddance". Happy now? Your reply shows the Minnesotan passive aggressive. Nudge them a little and out comes the defensive little baby that can't take the truth.

You're a typical hard head know it all Midwesterner.

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