On a recent July morning, there were an incredible 20 cars involved in a single pileup on I-80, one of the main interstates that runs through the state of Nevada. While early accounts listed nine injuries, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol, later accounts put the total at eight. Some of the injuries were moderate and others were just considered minor. All of the lanes going west were blocked off for hours, but authorities were able to get them back open around 2 p.m.
The first calls about the accident reached authorities right after 9 a.m. Though not many details on what had caused the accident to occur were offered at first, the crash appeared to be linked to a truck hauling a load of rocks. Later reports confirmed this, saying that the load of gravel had gotten loose and spilled out all over the highway.