In the early hours of Sunday, January 21, 2024, a multi-vehicle accident occurred on the Autoroute A16 in the region of Somme, near Forest-Montiers. The incident involved ten vehicles, including one heavy-duty truck and nine cars. As per various reports, the collision resulted in twenty-four people getting injured, three of whom are in a critical condition.
The accident happened around 6:15 a.m., leading to significant traffic disruption as the highway was temporarily shut down for emergency services to attend to the victims and clear the wreckage. The Prefect of Somme commended the firefighters, paramedics, and police officers who were quickly on the scene to manage the situation and provide immediate assistance to the injured.
This tragic incident serves as a stark reminder of the dangers that can unfold on the road, and the importance of diligent driving practices. Investigations into the cause of the pile-up are ongoing, as authorities work to piece together the series of events that led to this unfortunate occurrence.
Our thoughts are with the victims and their families during this challenging time. As we wait for more details about the incident, we hope for the speedy recovery of those Injured