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  • At Least 2 Dead in Massive Pile Up in Indiana

    01/23/2014 3:45:47 PM PST · by infool7 · 13 replies
    KAAL 6ABC News ^ | 01/23/2014 | Cassie Hart
    Indiana State Police say Interstate 94 eastbound near Michigan City is closed because of a multi-vehicle crash involving several trucks and cars, with at least 2 people dead, according to ABC affiliate WLS-TV. Authorities tell the station the crash involves at least a dozen semi-trucks and "too many vehicles to count." The crash happened Thursday afternoon on eastbound I-94 near W 400 N. All eastbound lanes of I-94 are shut down and traffic is backed up for miles. Traffic is getting through slowly on the westbound lanes. WLS-TV reports there may be more people trapped inside the vehicles underneath the...
  • Deadly Pileup In South-West VA (Fancy Gap Mt. Multiple Car Collisions Alert)

    03/31/2013 7:21:38 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 50 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3/31/2013 | BBC News
    They said there were 17 separate crashes within a distance of one mile (1.6km) on Interstate 77 near the base of Fancy Gap Mountain. The accidents began shortly after 13:00 local time (17:00 GMT) on Sunday, when there was heavy fog in the area. It was reportedly the most deadly of several similar pile-ups since 1997. Queues of traffic in southbound lanes near the scene of the crashes stretched for eight miles, police said. "This mountain is notorious for fog banks," said Glen Sage of the American Red Cross office in the town of Galax. "They have advance signs warning...
  • Massive pileup shuts I-10 in Texas; 2 dead

    11/22/2012 8:20:56 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 50 replies
    Yahoo News / AP ^ | November 22, 2012 | unattributed
    BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Two people died and more than 80 people were hurt Thursday when at least 100 vehicles collided in Southeast Texas in a pileup that left trucks twisted on top of each other and authorities rushing to pull survivors from the wreckage. The collision occurred in extremely foggy conditions at about 8:45 a.m. Thanksgiving Day on Interstate 10 southwest of Beaumont, a Gulf Coast city about 80 miles east of Houston. A man and a woman were killed in a Chevy Suburban SUV crushed by a tractor trailer, the Texas Department of Public Safety told KFDM-TV. Officials...
  • Massive 40 to 50 Car Pile Up Near Beaumont, TX Due to Low Visibility

    01/05/2012 5:56:35 AM PST · by CWSNTEXAS · 17 replies
    JEFFERSON COUNTY - A massive collision investigators say may involve as many as 40 vehicles and has injured more than a dozen people on Highway 73 and has prompted a response from at least 15 ambulances. Investigators say fog and a marsh fire reduced visibility in the area. The collision on Highway 73, about 4 miles west of the Taylor Bayou Bridge, took place early Thursday morning, according to Jefferson County deputies and Chief Charlles Sonnier of the Labelle-Fannett VFD. He told KFDM News at least a dozen cars and a tanker truck collided. Several vehicles are on fire.
  • Japan: Speeding blamed for pileup involving 8 Ferraris, 1 Lamborghini (14 car pile-up)

    12/05/2011 6:31:27 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 31 replies
    Japan Today ^ | 12/05/11
    Speeding blamed for pileup involving 8 Ferraris, 1 Lamborghini National Dec. 05, 2011 - 06:37PM JST ( 131 ) YAMAGUCHI — Speeding was fingered as a possible cause Monday of what is believed to be Japan’s most expensive ever road accident when up to 300 million yen worth of supercars ended up in a crumpled heap on the Chugoku expressway in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture. Eight Ferraris and a Lamborghini—plus a Toyota Prius—were among the vehicles involved in the crash, which witnesses said happened when a speeding car slid across a wet road surface. Television footage showed mangled Ferraris—many of them...
  • ArizonaDOT: Dust storm causes series of major crashes on I-10

    10/04/2011 3:29:34 PM PDT · by yorkie · 24 replies
    KPHO ^ | 10/04/11 | Breann Bierman
    PINAL COUNTY, AZ (KPHO) - A dust storm has caused three major pileups on Interstate 10, killing one man. The Arizona Department of Public Safety expects the number of people seriously injured to top 15. The DPS says 22 vehicles were involved in the three crashes. The first two crashes happened just after noon near Picacho, about midway between Phoenix and Tucson. Those collisions involved 16 vehicles, including tractor trailers. DPS spokesman Bart Graves says two people involved in those collisions were "extremely critical" but the heavy dust prevented emergency crews from using helicopters to get them to the hospital....
  • Distracted drivers escalate crash scene

    08/19/2010 4:58:11 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 19 replies
    Heraldnet ^ | 08/19/10 | Herald staff
    EVERETT, WASHINGTON -- Nice-looking women in short shorts quickly complicated an otherwise average four-car pileup Wednesday afternoon.
  • Massive Pileup Shuts Down Interstate 70 in Kansas City Area - Video

    02/14/2010 4:11:28 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 16 replies · 1,227+ views
    NBC KSHB-TV Video via Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 14, 2010 | NBC KSHB-TV
  • Fatal pileup closes I-4 in Polk County (FL)

    01/09/2008 6:40:11 AM PST · by DocRock · 25 replies · 149+ views
    My Fox Tampa Bay ^ | Wednesday, 09 Jan 2008 | FOX13
    POLK CITY - Smoke and fog are causing a surreal scene in Polk County that's forced the closure of a stretch of Interstate 4, and contributed to a massive pile-up. All lanes of I-4 are closed between the Polk Parkway and U.S. 27. That's roughly from Polk City to the Osceola County line. The lingering smoke combined with the morning fog has brought visibility down to near zero, and deputies say at least 50 vehicles are involved in the massive wreck, and 20 of those are semi-trucks. Several vehicles caught fire, though most of the blazes seemed to be out...
  • CA: Governor's victories pile up (global warming, prescription drug costs and the minimum wage)

    09/02/2006 10:56:40 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 275+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 9/2/06 | Mike Zapler and Kate Folmar
    SACRAMENTO - If 2005 was the year that California government was too consumed by partisan warfare and futile ballot initiatives to accomplish much of anything, 2006 may be remembered as a period of exceptional productivity in Sacramento. The Legislature adjourned for the year early Friday, leaving in its wake a string of high-profile accomplishments on global warming, prescription drug costs and the minimum wage. Earlier in the year, lawmakers passed a timely budget for the first time in years and placed a $37-billion public works package on the November ballot. The dramatic election-year turnabout was made possible when Gov. Arnold...
  • S. Korea: A Crushed Car from 6-car Pile-up

    03/21/2006 6:42:25 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies · 1,773+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 03/21/06
    6-car Pile-up and a Crushed Car In the afternoon of  Mar. 21, 6-car pile-up happened at a 4-way intersection of Musuchon, Cheju City(, S. Korea.) Firemen are working to extract the dead inside the crushed car. [Yonhap News]
  • 2 die in I-96 crashes; 200 vehicles involved

    01/13/2005 6:39:04 AM PST · by apackof2 · 19 replies · 691+ views
    Lansing State Journal ^ | 1/13/05 | Kelly Hassett
    <p>In dense afternoon fog Wednesday, about 200 cars smashed into one another in a series of crashes that killed two people and left mangled vehicles piled up over a seven-mile stretch.</p> <p>The crash - mid-Michigan's worst in recent history - shut down all lanes of Interstate 96 from U.S. 127 to beyond Webberville. A total of 37 people, including three with severe injuries, were taken to three hospitals.</p>
  • At least 50 vehicles piled up on I-96 near Lansing (fog)

    01/12/2005 2:11:57 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 11 replies · 494+ views
    AP ^ | 1-12-05
    At least 50 vehicles piled up on I-96 near Lansing 1/12/2005, 4:31 p.m. ET The Associated Press ALAIEDON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — An estimated 50 to 75 vehicles piled up in thick fog on eastbound Interstate 96 east of Lansing on Wednesday afternoon, the Ingham County Sheriff's Department said. There were injuries and at least one fatality, but details were not yet known, Capt. Rick Miller said. "It's very foggy out there, so we were having trouble counting the vehicles," Miller said. The pileup occurred on I-96 near Williamston. A portion of the interstate was shut down in both directions...
  • Massive Rescue Effort Underway...BREAKING (snowbound cars stuck on KY highways)

    12/23/2004 4:08:09 AM PST · by Cheetah1 · 392 replies · 16,307+ views
    NBC 6 Paducah KY | 12/23/04 | Beau Dodson
    HUNDREDS OF CARS STRANDED ON I-24 NEWS MEDIA IS REPORTING THE NATIONAL GUARD HAS BEEN CALLED OUT. THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN CARS. ONE STRETCH OF I-24 HAS FORTY MILES OF CARS BACKED UP. THIS IS THE MAIN ROAD THROUGH THIS ENTIRE REGION. News Media is having people call in from cars. Serious situation here in Western KY. Temperatures are falling into the lower teens and single digits. They are attempting to get people out. We have 14 inches of snow. This is the most snowfall ever recorded in Paducah, KY. Drifts are up and over cars. Never seen anything like...
  • Deadly Accidents Mar U.S. Holiday Travel

    05/24/2003 6:07:19 AM PDT · by petuniasevan · 268+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 5-24-03
    Deadly Accidents Mar U.S. Holiday Travel 11 minutes ago Add U.S. National - AP to My Yahoo! Americans by the millions, undeterred by a soggy economy and an elevated terror alert, are hitting the highways, airways and rails this Memorial Day weekend. AAA predicts record numbers of travelers on the road for what is traditionally the kickoff of the summer driving season. AP Photo   Travel in the Midwest was complicated when a bridge over Interstate 80 collapsed in Nebraska after being hit by a semi-trailer. The accident, which killed the driver, shut down a 10-mile stretch of the interstate....
  • Fog causes at least 50-vehicle pileup on tollway

    12/28/2002 8:51:53 AM PST · by hole_n_one · 5 replies · 338+ views
    Dec. 28, 2002, 10:19AM Fog causes at least 50-vehicle pileup on tollwayAssociated PressAt least 50 cars were involved in a traffic pileup this morning as thick fog reduced visibility on the Sam Houston Tollway. Broadcast reports said about 22 people had been injured, but there were no reports of fatalities. The pileup happened about 7:30 a.m. and traffic was stalled in both directions of the tollway in southwest Harris County.