The accident occurred just before 7:15 a.m., local time Thursday, on the Isle of Sheppey crossing according to BBC News. This is a bridge that connects the island to nearby Kent.
More than 130 vehicles were involved in the accident leading to many injuries, some serious.
Witnesses reported low visibility due to fog during the time of the accident. Weather data obtained by Accuweather.com indicates that visibilities were less than one-quarter mile at times across southeast England around the time of the accident.
Witnesses reported that the accident went on for nearly 10 minutes as cars continued to collide with others already involved in the accident.
The Kent Police report at least 60 injuries from the accident. When asked if fog was the cause of the accident, Chief Inspector Andy Reeves said "It's too early to give a cause; the weather will be a factor." "It was described to me as a very thick fog and it was certainly low visibility at the time."
The bridge was closed for more than 9 hours on Thursday before reopening to traffic.
Hawaii will escape the worst, but not all of Guillermo's impacts as the tropical storm passes north of the islands Wednesday through Thursday.
A line of violent thunderstorms tore across Massachusetts, including the Boston area, Tuesday afternoon.
The Northeast will catch a break from heat and humidity for the remainder of the week.
Typhoon Soudelor in the western Pacific Ocean will remain a powerful tropical cyclone this week eventually threatening Taiwan and eastern China.
An area of low pressure spinning off the coast of the Carolinas is attempting to obtain some tropical characteristics.
Two spectators were killed and at least another 32 people were injured Monday evening, as strong storms forced a circus tent to collapse in Lancaster, New Hampshire.
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