A massive pileup in Canada was the result of a huge snowstorm that struck a busy stretch of Alberta highway between Edmonton and Calgary near Leduc, sending over 300 people to the hospital and causing what Alberta Health Services are treating as "a mass casualty event."

Reports on social media indicate hundreds of cars, transport trucks and buses ended up smashed and scattered across both directions of the highway, with many vehicles being violently tossed around or landing in ditches.

Unsurprisingly, Royal Canadian Mounted Police are blaming blowing snow, icy road conditions and poor visibility for the countless crash pileups. Emergency services reports suggest roughly 300 people were taken to hospital and about 100 of those patients required further medical attention. Fortunately, there's been no reports of any fatalities thus far, though crash victims were transported to nearby hospitals for various injuries.

"Several vehicles and a tractor trailer are off the road and in the ditch due to slippery road conditions," said Leduc RCMP constable Tim Gaultois, adding it will be sometime before the full extent of the carnage is known. The numerous collisions also forced police to shut down the main highway and divert traffic to alternate routes, creating traffic chaos and lengthy lines for many Alberta drivers. Scroll down to watch a Reuters video news report.

Scores Injured in Canada Crash


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      Adam
      • 1 Year Ago
      In other news the Canadian postal service has temporarily been understaffed due to the high number of apology letters sent between each drivers involved...
      Austin Smith
      • 1 Year Ago
      Thanks for yesterday's news
      Edsel
      • 1 Year Ago
      There must be a better and safer way to travel between two points. One day, people will look back at our highway/automobile obsession and marvel at how reckless we all were. Hurteling in opposing directions at insane speeds in little metal boxes will be viewed as insanity. Approximately 35,000 men, women and children are killed in automobile accidents every year. We need to find a safer way.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      Felspawn
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hmm someone must have been giving away free Rush tickets..
      bleexeo
      • 1 Year Ago
      When there's a snowstorm that bad it's better to just stay at home and watch Internet porn.
      NY EVO X MR GUY
      • 1 Year Ago
      I wonder what the Guinness Book of World Record is for the most cars/trucks/buses in an accident.
      Stefan
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nope, can't see the video. For some infathomable reason, they deemed it necessary to block this piece of information from being watched by people in another country. :rolleyes:
      chrismcfreely
      • 1 Year Ago
      That is why I live in Phoenix.
      Qabandi
      • 1 Year Ago
      Seeing that Canadians are so awesome and nice; they all got out of their wrecked/flipped over cars and went to thank and apologize to each other. Ay.
      Clipper44
      • 1 Year Ago
      I thought only peeps from Florida couldn't drive in the snow.
        Chris
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Clipper44
        Driving in snow is one thing, but driving in whiteout conditions, where you can barely see what's in front of you is quite another.
          Clipper44
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Chris
          Lemme re-phrase that... I thought only peeps from Florida were foolish enough to drive in conditions like that.
      yamaha600
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hmm it must be the first day that Canada has ever snowed.
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