• Short Summary

    AT LEAST ELEVEN PERSONS WERE KILLED AND MORE THAN FORTY INJURED IN CRASHES ON THE FOG-SOUND NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE WEDNESDAY MORNING.

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    AERIALS OF TRAFFIC AND MAJOR ACCIDENTS SHOWING TWISTED WRECKAGZ AND BURNING PLUS SHOTS OF FOG HOVERING OVER ROAD (THIS MATERIAL IS DEVELOPED SEGMENT AND KEN ALVORD IS REPORTER). THEN SMOKE FROM DUMP IN SEACAUCUS WHICH MIXED WITH FOOD TO PRODUCE ZERO VISIBILITY ON ROAD. WILLIAM FLANAGAN OF THE NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE AUTHORITY DESCRIBES SITUATION. VARIOUS GROUND VIEWS OF WRECKEDXXX WRECKES. (THIS SEGMENT UNDEVELOPED AND IS 73FT-REPORTER COLLIS). THEN LONG SHOT OF TURNPIKE FROM HOSPITAL AND PAN TO REPORTER SEGUE. THEN THREE PATIENTS FROM THEIR HOSPITAL BEDS DESCRIBE HOW THEY HIT THE FOG LIKE A BRICK WALL AND GOT INTO WRECKS. (THIS SEGMENT 60FT UNDEVELOPED AND MACMILLAN REPORTER).




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    REPORTERS: KEN ALVORD/JIM COLLIS AND ANDY MCMILLAN.
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    Background: AT LEAST ELEVEN PERSONS WERE KILLED AND MORE THAN FORTY INJURED IN CRASHES ON THE FOG-SOUND NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE WEDNESDAY MORNING. THE CATASTROPHE WAS MADE UP OF THREE MAJOR PILEUPS AND DOZENS OF SMALLER ACCIDENTS THAT OCCURRED AS TRACTOR TRAILERS AND AUTOMOBILES FOLLOWED INTO EACH OTHER WHEN THEY HIT HEAVY PATCHES OF FOG ALONG THE HIGHWAY. SEVERAL VEHICLES BURNED TO THE GROUND AFTER CRASHING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6U3DZ7SGHBPS53T986Z5P54OD
    Media URN:
    VLVA6U3DZ7SGHBPS53T986Z5P54OD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/10/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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