Nurse involved in 100-car pile up in Texas that killed 6 says she crawled from her trunk πŸ’₯πŸ‘©πŸ’₯

A Texas nurse described herself as being ‘unbelievably blessed’ after she survived a more than 130 car pileup, crawling out the trunk of her vehicle and even reporting to work before getting checked for injuries.

Rebecca Benson had been headed to work, noting that the roads were initially dry by her north Texas home where she left on Thursday morning.

But once she got on Interstate 35W, things took a turn for the worse. She would eventually be involved in the massive pileup just north of downtown Fort Worth that saw six dead.

‘As soon as I hit that bridge, [there was] black ice. My car started to spin out a little bit, but nothing crazy, and so i was adjusted,’ Benson explained to ABC 13. ‘While I was coming around the corner, I see the cars in front of me. I’m trying to not spin out and to figure out if I can stop. I mean, my foot was as close to going through the floorboard as it possibly could be. And I realized that there’s no stopping.

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Rebecca Benson, a nurse from north Texas, survived the massive pileup and even went into work to do a half shift

‘So, there was a Coca-Cola semi and a car hauler semi that had kind of made almost like a triangle. So, I wanted the car there and prayed to God that I would be okay and that’s when I hit them.’

Benson said that she tried to relax but couldn’t help but to continuously shake every time another car or semi slammed into the pile.

‘I looked in my rearview mirror and can see all of these cars heading towards me. So I think that was the scariest part, knowing that I survived this part but now the chances of me getting completely smashed by all the cars and semis behind me,’ the nurse continued.

Benson described the scene as bizarre and ‘like a zombie movie.’

It wasn’t until someone climbed over her car to get to people that she was able to climb her way out of the carnage.

Benson said that she tried to relax but couldn't help but to continuously shake every time another car or semi slammed into the pile

Benson said that she tried to relax but couldn’t help but to continuously shake every time another car or semi slammed into the pile

'I looked in my rearview mirror and can see all of these cars heading towards me. So I think that was the scariest part, knowing that I survived this part but now the chances of me getting completely smashed by all the cars and semis behind me,' the nurse continued.

‘I looked in my rearview mirror and can see all of these cars heading towards me. So I think that was the scariest part, knowing that I survived this part but now the chances of me getting completely smashed by all the cars and semis behind me,’ the nurse continued.

‘I could hear something on my roof and saw little legs coming down my windshield. Somebody ended up opening the back of my car and asking if I was okay. And then I was able to actually get out, because all my doors were completely blocked,’ she said.

Once she got free, Benson immediately called her coworker, asking him if he could take her to work since he was nearby.

The nurse said: ‘So I talked to one of the police officers, I was like, ‘Can I leave my car here and go hitch a ride with my co-worker?’ So, I hopped the barrier, literally walked up the highway down to him.’

Benson shared that she had been trapped on the highway with her co-worker for about two hours before getting to work. Once there, she worked a half shift.

It was her husband’s insistence about taking her to the hospital that convinced her to finally go get checked out.

‘My husband was like,”‘We need to get to the hospital.” So I worked until things kind of cleared up, and then got a ride and came to the hospital to get checked out,’ Benson said.

‘I have neck pain, shoulder pain, and my left elbow is bruised to the high-heavens and, you know, typical aches and pains that you would have. But I am unbelievably blessed.’

Six people have now been confirmed dead and 65 others injured following a 133 car pile-up on a Texas freeway Thursday morning.

The tragedy occurred along Interstate 35 near Fort Worth shortly after 6am, with shocking video showing a FedEx truck plowing into a barrier after losing control on an icy downhill stretch of road.

Dozens of vehicles travelling behind the truck subsequently smashed into one another, with the crash site stretching back for 1.5 miles.

It wasn't until someone climbed over Benson's car to get to people that she was able to climb her way out of the carnage, calling her coworker to take her to work

It wasn’t until someone climbed over Benson’s car to get to people that she was able to climb her way out of the carnage, calling her coworker to take her to work

Benson shared that she had been trapped on the highway with her co-worker for about two hours before getting to work. Once there, she worked a half shift

Benson shared that she had been trapped on the highway with her co-worker for about two hours before getting to work. Once there, she worked a half shift

First responders described the scene as a ‘mass casualty incident’ with crushed cars stacked on top of one another and helpless drivers stuck inside.

The death toll was initially reported at five, before officials confirmed a sixth fatality on Thursday evening. The names of the victims have not yet been released.

Investigators confirmed that 36 of the 65 people who were injured were taken to local hospitals via ambulance.

One Medstar official said no children were among the deceased or seriously injured.

An investigation into the cause of the crash is now underway, with local politicians now questioning whether the roads were properly prepared for the wet and slippery conditions that had been forecast.

Winter Storm Shirley, which is wreaking havoc on many southern states, brought freezing temperatures to the area overnight Thursday, making the roads unusually icy.

Six people have now been confirmed dead and 65 others injured following a 133 car pile-up on a Texas freeway Thursday morning

Six people have now been confirmed dead and 65 others injured following a 133 car pile-up on a Texas freeway Thursday morning

First responders described the scene as a 'mass casualty incident' with crushed cars stacked on top of one another and helpless drivers stuck inside

First responders described the scene as a ‘mass casualty incident’ with crushed cars stacked on top of one another and helpless drivers stuck inside

The tragedy occurred along Interstate 35 near Fort Worth shortly after 6am, with shocking video showing a FedEx truck plowing into a barrier after losing control on an icy downhill stretch of road

Investigators confirmed that 36 of the 65 people who were injured were taken to local hospitals via ambulance

Investigators confirmed that 36 of the 65 people who were injured were taken to local hospitals via ambulance

‘I’ve got lots of good friends that are both on the police department and fire department and I asked them to tell me what they saw there… We can’t see evidence of any protection of deicing techniques that were performed,’ Fort Worth state Rep. Ramon Romero told NBC 5.

Romero told the news network he plans to hold a hearing to question North Tarrant Express Mobility Partners – the company that maintains the stretch of privately operated freeway where the crash occurred.

In a statement the company told NBC 5: ‘Our crews treat the entire corridor, managed lanes, general purpose lanes, frontage roads and ramps, and operate under the same procedure as the Texas Department of Transportation. Additionally, our message boards throughout the corridors have been alerting drivers of the adverse weather conditions and encouraging them to drive with caution.’

One first responder told NBC 5 that stretch of road ‘was solid ice when police and firefighters first arrived.’

Rescue workers were allegedly slipping on the ice as they attempted to reach victims inside their cars. Some had to lay salt and sand over the road in order to mitigate the slippery conditions.

A crumbled car is seen being towed away from the crash site on Thursday afternoon. The scene took hours to clear

A crumbled car is seen being towed away from the crash site on Thursday afternoon. The scene took hours to clear

A crane is seen lifting out a damaged truck from the pile-up on Thursday afternoon

A crane is seen lifting out a damaged truck from the pile-up on Thursday afternoon

The scene appeared almost too much to bear for one rescue worker as they walked away from a destroyed vehicle

The scene appeared almost too much to bear for one rescue worker as they walked away from a destroyed vehicle

One driver who was caught up in the crash also remarked on the icy conditions.

‘All of a sudden there’s ice, and everybody’s wrecking,’ Michael Howard, told CBS 11 News.

‘You don’t see the ice, ’til you feel it… You can’t stop, so I steered off into that wall… then the people behind me just bam, bam, bam, bam’.

Late on Thursday, Forth Worth Mayor Besty Price released a statement saying ‘heart is broken’ over the tragedy.

‘So many people have lost their loved ones or had them injured and that pain is just incredible, this whole community will feel that pain,’ she stated.

Meanwhile, there were emotional scenes at the crash site, as one couple drove to the area in search of their son, Blake, who they believed had been caught in the pile-up.

‘When he [Blake] left home this morning, I had a bad feeling. I don’t know why,’ mom Joni Diebel told NBC 5 as she waited for news of her son.

The pair were finally able to make contact via cellphone, before Joni broke down as she came face-to-face with young Blake, who miraculously managed to escape the scene uninjured.

‘It was the worst, helpless feeling ever,’ she sobbed.

, there were emotional scenes at the crash site, as one couple drove to the area in search of their son, Blake, who they believed had been caught in the pile-up

, there were emotional scenes at the crash site, as one couple drove to the area in search of their son, Blake, who they believed had been caught in the pile-up

The pair were finally able to make contact via cellphone, before Joni broke down as she came face-to-face with her son, which miraculously managed to escape the scene uninjured

The pair were finally able to make contact via cellphone, before Joni broke down as she came face-to-face with her son, which miraculously managed to escape the scene uninjured

Emergency services used cranes to remove some of the cars from one another. Many were trapped in their vehicles

Emergency services used cranes to remove some of the cars from one another. Many were trapped in their vehicles

A huge truck that was flipped almost onto its side in the pile up. It pressed other, smaller vehicles up against the freeway barrier

A huge truck that was flipped almost onto its side in the pile up. It pressed other, smaller vehicles up against the freeway barrier

Firefighters rescued several dogs from the wreckage on Thursday afternoon. It's unclear if any animals died

Firefighters rescued several dogs from the wreckage on Thursday afternoon. It’s unclear if any animals died

Overnight, Winter Storm Shirley dumped sleet and froze roads across southern states, including Texas.

In another incident, 26 cars crashed into each other in Austin.

More than 1,200 flights across states have been canceled as a result of the storm.

It brought snow and ice to Texas, Arkansas and Tennessee, causing multiple road accidents.

There were 20 weather-related crashes in Louisville, Kentucky, frozen bridges in Memphis and freezing rain and snow in Indiana.

Firefighters were still making their way through vehicles on Thursday afternoon trying to find survivors

Firefighters were still making their way through vehicles on Thursday afternoon trying to find survivors

The FedEx truck that was filmed at the start of the crash after losing control and plowing into one of the barriers

The FedEx truck that was filmed at the start of the crash after losing control and plowing into one of the barriers

A huge Coca Cola trucker mixed among smaller vehicles in the pile up. The smaller cars were obliterated

A huge Coca Cola trucker mixed among smaller vehicles in the pile up. The smaller cars were obliterated

18-wheelers landed on top of smaller vehicles. There are many vehicles still on the road

18-wheelers landed on top of smaller vehicles. There are many vehicles still on the road

Vehicles are piled up after a fatal crash on Interstate 35 near Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday

Vehicles are piled up after a fatal crash on Interstate 35 near Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday

The fire department tweeted it on Thursday while firefighters went from car to car trying to rescue people trapped inside

The fire department tweeted it on Thursday while firefighters went from car to car trying to rescue people trapped inside

Nurse involved in 100-car pile up in Texas that killed 6 says she crawled from her trunk

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