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pileup

A car accident in which multiple vehicles have crashed together or have been damaged by the crash. Sometimes hyphenated. A pileup on I-25 has caused traffic to come to standstill. The driver of the truck that was involved in the five-car pile-up is being investigated for driving under the influence.

pileup

n. a wreck; a vehicular crash where more than one vehicle is heavily damaged. There is a serious pileup on the expressway.
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National Weather Service meteorologist Jerilyn Billings Wright (http://www.omaha.com/weather/high-winds-near-drought-conditions-grip-area-of-i-/article_01175013-9748-53d8-a536-2f6167c7f786.html) said that South-Central Nebraska where Sunday's incident took place is unusually dry but the biggest problem that led to the pileup could very well be the wind. 
According to the highway operator, there have been 54 accidents, due to speeding and other factors, on the curve where the pileup took place.
Abu Dhabi: The driver of a truck involved in the 44-vehicle pileup in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday has been detained, police said on Thursday.
Following what the Story County Sheriff's Department called the worst pileup that they had ever seen, the police closed part of I-35.
It says the weather was foggy and that ice might have triggered the pileup.
The passenger car and the minicar stopped just behind the heavy truck, but Matsuzaki, in an attempt to avoid the pileup which occurred in the left lane, veered to the right and collided with two buses in the right lane.
"This has been one of the worst pileups we've had on the I-10," Calhoun added.
BEIJING, Ramadan 6, 1432, Aug 6, 2011, SPA - China's state news agency says a pre-dawn pileup on a southern Chinese expressway has killed 17 people and injured four.
Seven Brazilian men in a minivan were killed and three Japanese people in two other vehicles slightly injured in a seven-vehicle pileup on the Meishin Expressway in Hikone, Shiga Prefecture, early Sunday morning, police said.
of Public Safety has shut down Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas after a 100-plus-vehicle pileup left at least 35 people injured and one dead, according to (http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/massive-pileup-shuts-10-texas-dead-17787351#.UK54Fpj0pSU) ABC News .
Summary: Wuhan, June 20, 2010, SPA -- Five people have been confirmed dead in a massive pileup involving seven vehicles in central China&'s Hubei Province Saturday, local traffic police said.
Police sent papers to prosecutors Tuesday on a bus operator and seven employees for allegedly tolerating drivers' speeding, which contributed to a deadly 10-vehicle pileup in Yamaguchi Prefecture last August.
An 11-vehicle pileup left two bus drivers dead and 36 other people injured, four of them seriously, on the Chugoku Expressway in Yamaguchi Prefecture on Monday night, police said Tuesday.
A trucker was killed and 10 people were injured in a pileup Tuesday night on the Chuo Expressway in Mizunami, Gifu Prefecture, that involved 14 large trucks and four cars, the police said Wednesday.
The driver of a light truck was killed and four other men were slightly injured early Wednesday in a fiery seven-vehicle pileup on the Chuo Expressway in Iijima, Nagano Prefecture, police said.