Shocking M62 Crash Video in UK Storm: Fact Check


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Picture from alleged Shocking M62 Crash Video in UK Storm
Shocking M62 Crash Video in UK Storm

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Shocking M62 Crash Video in UK Storm Emma 2018.

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Video shows Massive pileup on M62 England’s highest motorway.

Fact Check:

A story in circulation online purports to show the shocking M62 Crash Video that happened on England’s Motorway during storm Emma in 2018. Because of bad weather in United Kingdom, some unfortunate accidents did happen. Among those reports, many people bought the story that comes with the video. The truth is, the vehicle crash and pile-up you see in the video did not happen in England – it happened in Iowa, United States.

Picture of M62 Westbound traffic at a standstill
M62 Westbound traffic at a standstill

Not M62 Crash Video

In early March 2018 and before, Snow, Ice and High winds hit the Northern England badly. On 1st March, thousands of vehicles were stuck on the M26 motorway, because of which, hundreds of snowbound drivers spent the night in their vehicles. M62 was shut for a while and Police and Military were deployed to help rescue motorists. Coming to the video in question, the crash and pile up does not belong to the M26 incident.

Picture Showing Iowa I-35 Crash Vehicle Pile-up
Iowa I-35 Crash Vehicle Pile-up

Iowa I-35 Crash Footage

On 5th of February 2018 at around 12:30pm, a fast-moving snowstorm caused multiple crashes in Iowa, US. After an accident at the 116-mile marker on Interstate 35 (I-35) near Ames, a pile of around 70 vehicles got scattered along the I-35 southbound. It killed one person and injured at least five others. Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa Dot) released a footage of the unfortunate incident. You can also see the ‘Iowa Dot’ logo at the top right of the above video in circulation.

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax.


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