Afternoon traffic turned into a mess on West Loop 289 as one wreck kept adding up one after another until there were about ten different accidents. Corporal Mark Long of the Lubbock Police Department tells NewsChannel 11 that although police reports are not complete he estimates that most of the accidents involved two cars and one accident involved five vehicles. He says a light rain shower may have been a factor in the first accident which happened around 6:30 Friday. Then as police were responding to the chain of accidents Corporal Long says drivers not paying attention caused at least three more.
West Loop 289 was closed for one hour as police tried to clear the scene. At least three people were transported to local hospitals with minor injuries.