On Saturday, dozens of cars collided in Hungary, resulting in a pileup that injured many people and caught fire in several of them.
Five tractor-trailers and 37 other vehicles were involved in the crash, which happened on the M1 motorway about 15 miles (25 kilometers) west of Budapest, the capital of Hungary, according to the police.
According to authorities, the pileup resulted in the burning of 19 automobiles and 36 injuries, including 13 critical ones and one that was life-threatening.
According to a statement from Hungary’s National Directorate for Disaster Protection, the fires were put out, and four rescue helicopters and fire and rescue crews from various adjacent cities arrived at the scene to treat the injured.
As recovery and cleanup efforts went into the evening, authorities halted traffic on the M1 in both directions.
According to Hungarian TV station M1, Pal Gyorfi, a representative for the national ambulance service, denied identifying a likely accident cause.
The Hungarian Concession Infrastructure Development Plc., which manages Hungary’s roadways, speculated in a Facebook post that a small dust storm might have brought on a rapid drop in visibility.