ITV’s Crash: Anatomy of an Accident ITV Studios

Kent’s emergency services and ITV  joined forces to recreate the Sheppey Crossing crash for a one-off documentary. Miraculously, nobody died when over 100 vehicles crashed on the bridge in September 2013.

It’s known as one of the UK’s worst ever road crashes. Cars, lorries, vans and motorbikes crashed in thick fog on the 100ft high bridge and the crash site covered around a mile. More than 300 people were caught up in the incident; many were left with life threatening injuries. ‘Crash: Anatomy of an Accident’ explores what happened on that day, from the points of view of those at the heart of the accident. The documentary uses testimonies from individuals trapped in vehicles, those injured in the incident and the emergency service staff who attended the scene throughout the day.

Flipbook were asked to produce the titles and straps for the programme and recreate the fog using particle simulation for a variety of reconstruction shots, a difficult task considering how sunny the day was at the time of shooting.