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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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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.
The pileup left tractor-trailers, box trucks and cars tangled together across three lanes of traffic and into the snow-covered median about 75 miles (120 kilometers) northwest of Philadelphia.
BEIRUT: A five-vehicle pileup caused heavy traffic Friday on a vital Kesrouan road north of Beirut.
According the information, which was taken by the authorities that the cause of the accident was a race of the two vans which caused to have injured three people as a result of pileup in which also 20 cars took heavy damage.
The turnpike was shut down in both directions around midday after the pileup began with a dozen tractor-trailer trucks jack-knifed on both sides of the highway, blocking traffic, the state police said.
There was another pileup involving three cars about 300 meters away from the first accident.
unveiled several advanced technologies Wednesday that it says could help prevent an accident even if the driver wrongly steps on the gas pedal before parking, or prevent pileups on the expressway, as part of its ''Safety Shield'' concept.
In neighboring Guizhou province, seven people died and 15 were injured after a truck crashed into a gas station in fog Monday, causing a pileup involving more than 100 cars.
CAMARILLO - Two drivers were hospitalized Friday and the southbound Ventura Freeway closed after a pileup triggered by a speeding pickup that flipped over the center divider, officials said.
Still, the citizens of this polyglot boiling pot are not one-dimensional bigots, and Matt Dillon and Sandra Bullock's portrayals of spiteful but complex characters are as tough to turn away from as a 16-car pileup.
Reading Original Youth is like watching a highway pileup in slow motion.
A truck carrying containers with poisonous substances was involved in a six-vehicle pileup travelling northbound near Corley services at 7.
The four are suspected of negligence and causing a five-vehicle pileup on the metropolitan expressway in downtown Tokyo's Shibuya Ward on Jan.
Cars carrying Interim Afghan authority leader Hamid Karzai and Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah were involved in a five-vehicle pileup on the Shuto expressway in downtown Tokyo's Shibuya Ward on Tuesday afternoon, but both Karzai and Abdullah escaped unhurt, police said.