33 car wreck in dense fog sends 16 to hospital

33 car wreck in dense fog sends 16 to hospital

LODI -- A 33-car pileup in dense fog near Lodi sent 16 motorists to the hospital and closed the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 for nearly three hours Saturday.

One person were seriously injured, while the others were treated for minor injuries at area hospitals, according to California Highway Patrol spokesman Angel Arceo.

He says that vehicle damage was extensive and it was extremely lucky that there were no deaths.

The accident began when one semi crashed into another inside an isolated fog bank and a dozen more crashes quickly followed.