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Monday, September 01 2014 @ 03:35 AM EDT

Truck Driver Destroys Twelve Cars At A Police Checkpoint - Flees The Scene

Traffic AccidentsAn articulated truck (18 wheeler) crashed into at least twelve cars on Sunday night, on the road to the Centennial Bridge. The driver of the heavy vehicle was speeding and he did not stop at a police checkpoint on the road, hitting the line of waiting cars. Despite the condition of the vehicles there were no serious injuries, and the truck driver fled the scene. The Unique Emergency Service (SUME 911) later reported that following the accident, nine people were injured, of which six were taken in stable condition for medical care at the Santo Tomás, Nicolás Solano, San Miguel Arcángel hospitals, as well as the Metropolitan Hospital Complex of the Social Security Office. The other three people went on their own to different hospitals. A total of five ambulances responded to the scene, three from the 911 service and 2 from SEMM, as well as one Fire Department vehicle. (TVN)

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