After 100-Car Pile-Up Nurse Still Goes To Work
Rebecca Benson was on her way to work when she met up with, and ended up in the middle of, a major Texas pile-up. On her way to Cook Children’s Medical Center, located in downtown Fort Worth, Rebecca hit black ice on a bridge. Coming off the bridge and turning along a mild curve, she knew she was in trouble.
For a moment, she recalls, she almost regained control of her vehicle. But when she saw the cars and semis ahead, already piling up from the same icy conditions, she knew she was going to crash. She hit two large trucks, which were blocking the road, and was surprised to see she was relatively unharmed, although her car was in bad shape.
But it wasn’t over yet. More cars came sliding in, smashing into the back of her car and others. At first, she was trapped inside her car, but someone was able to get her trunk open, so she crawled through her car and escaped that way.
What did she do after that? Hang around and wait for medical help? No, she hitched a ride to work! A co-worker was stuck in traffic on a nearby highway, so she hiked over and got in his car.
It wasn’t until she’d worked a half shift that her husband finally convinced her to get checked out. Thankfully, she hasn’t suffered any major injuries.
That accident took six lives, the result of unusually icy conditions in Texas from last week’s record-breaking winter storm. This story came to us via this report from KFI.