Nine Vehicles Involved In Wreck

Nine Vehicles Involved In Wreck

POSTED: Saturday, August 18, 2012 - 5:49pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 5:35pm

A car wreck involving nine vehicles sends one person to the hospital with serious injuries.

Police said several vehicles were driving on I-10 and Hawkins when one car changed lanes and hit another one causing a chain reaction wreck involving seven vehicles. It happened just before 2:30 a.m. Saturday.

Just after the crash, a 22-year-old passenger got out of a van and seconds later, another car hit the van causing the van to hit the man.

He was taken to University Medical Center.

"one of the first things is if you can move your vehicle off of the side of the roadway that is probably the best thing to do to get out of the flow of traffic," said Darrel Petry with the El Paso Police Department.

Investigators believe alcohol, speed, and wet roadways, are contributing factors in this wreck.

The freeway was closed until noon Saturday.

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