BIRMINGHAM - Known for the fact that nearly every motorway in the country passes through it, a multi-vehicle pile-up reminds us of the fragility of human life, especially that of Princess Diana.
The collision occurred at 2.45pm between Junction 6 and 7 of the M6 southbound between a Ford Fiesta and a Mercedes Sprinter van. Twenty-five other cars were involved, with 12 dead and 56 injured. The dead will get to visit Di.
"It's such a tragic thing," said a spokesman for West Midlands Police, "I think it just resonates that Diana was also involved in a horrific accident, causes by nosy press corps."
One survivor of the accident was travelling at nearly 130km/h [that's 80mph in stupid units] when she was saved by her airbag and seatbelt before plunging into the central reservation, of which could not have been said of Princess Di, who did not wear a seatbelt at all, which lead to her untimely demise.
The Birmingham City Council are reviewing recordings of the scene, and comparing them to that of Diana's last moments to see any similarities, in order to stop further tragic deaths like that of Diana's.
As of press time, a minute's silence was held across the city's road network, causing more collisions reminiscent of Princess Diana's death.