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'Giant Pile of Metal': Crash Closes Maine Highway

14 injured, some seriously, but no fatalities

(Newser) - More than 40 vehicles crashed on a snowy stretch of Interstate 95 in Maine today, injuring at least 14 people, police say. The pileup in Etna, near Bangor, happened around 7:30am and involved several cars, a school bus, and a tractor-trailer, state police spokesman Steve McCausland says. No fatalities... More »

Smashed by 2 Semis in Huge Pileup, Guy Gets a Miracle

Kaleb Whitby walks from 26-car pileup in Oregon with a pair of Band-Aids

(Newser) - Twenty-six vehicles piled up early yesterday amid a dangerous mix of black ice, wind, and fog on an Oregon highway—a dozen of those vehicles were semis, and two of them combined to make what the Oregonian is likening to a "panini" out of Kaleb Whitby's Chevy Silverado.... More »

2 Nuns Die in 'Movielike' Crash

Police chief: It was like 'a bomb ... went off somewhere'

(Newser) - Two Chicago-area nuns were killed in a "violent and bizarre" 11-vehicle pileup a local fire chief compared to a scene from a movie, the Chicago Tribune reports. On Sunday in Oak Lawn, Sister Sharon Ann Walsh was driving fellow nuns Jean Stickney, 86, and Kab Kyoung Kim, 48, back... More »

100 Cars Crash in Huge Pennsylvania Pileup Chain

Traffic backed up for miles

(Newser) - More than 100 cars and dozens of tractor trailers have been caught up in a chain of accidents stretching over several miles of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bensalem this morning, backing up traffic for several more miles behind that. The first accident came at about 7:45am on the westbound... More »

7-Car Pile-Up Ends With ... 6 DUIs

Pedestrian who started it all is also charged

(Newser) - A 3am seven-car pile-up near the Atlanta airport, somehow, did not end with any deaths—but it did end with six of the drivers charged with DUIs. The crazy incident began when a pedestrian "started walking into the interstate" this morning, explains a police spokesperson. He entered I-75, got... More »

Midwest Blizzard Kills 7

1K flights canceled as storm begins to pass

(Newser) - Seven people died across four states as a winter storm continued to tear through the Midwest, dumping more than a foot of snow on sections of Iowa and Wisconsin. A 25-car pileup in Iowa killed two people, and nearly 100 accidents were reported in the state by late last night.... More »

2 Dead in 150-Car Pileup

As many as 120 hurt in Texas accident

(Newser) - Dense fog may have contributed to a horrific Thanksgiving morning pileup in Texas: At least 150 cars were involved, and two fatalities have been confirmed so far, Reuters reports. As many as 120 people were injured; KFDM reports that at least eight of them were in critical condition. Emergency workers... More »

1 Killed in Arizona Dust Storm

Poor visibility leads to multi-car pile-up

(Newser) - Dust storms are once again rolling across Arizona, leading to a series of crashes that killed one person and shut down Interstate 10 for hours. Another six people are in critical condition following the three accidents yesterday, the Arizona Republic reports. One pile-up involved 16 vehicles, the BBC notes. "... More »

Winter Storms Bring 100-Car Pileup in Fargo

Major highways closed as some areas get 2 feet of snow

(Newser) - A blizzard in North Dakota led to a 100-vehicle pileup on I-94, KFYR-TV reports. Drivers were stranded for hours near Fargo with visibility less than 10 feet in some areas. “It was a little surreal there for a while,” said one observer. No life-threatening injuries have been reported.... More »

59 Vehicle Pile-Up Shuts Highway

100 injured but none seriously

(Newser) - A New Hampshire highway was shut down yesterday when 59 vehicles, including three buses and two tractor trailers, piled into one another in a snowstorm. Interstate 93 was closed for several hours as 100 injured people were treated at the scene, reports the Manchester Union Leader. Some 15 people were... More »

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