A lot of debate raging over whether the fireworks display / bonfires nearby caused the accident.
Without wanting to sound too harsh, as I'm sure it is a terrible time for all families involved, but speed and distance have got to be a major contributor here.
According to one report, it said the initial accident happened and cars behind unable to stop in time hit them. Unable to stop meaning going too fast to stop in the current driving conditions.
If it was already foggy, surely you have adjusted your speed and distance already. If it suddenly becomes a lot darker, then shouldn't you drive even more cautiously?
I'm in no way saying this is the whole reason, but surely it does come in to play? There is even a report saying the Transport Secretary has said it is too early to be blaming speed for the accident; well no not really, if the driving conditions were already foggy and wet, surely one major factor would be speed?
If the fireworks were taken out of the equation, and it was just a foggy, wet night, what would be the reason for the crash?
As I said, I in no way mean to disrespect the families involved, but the media are doing a good job of whipping up a frenzy of hatred towards the fireworks display person.