Pileup. The term alone conjures thoughts of blazer-clad news anchors cautioning you to seek an alternative route to work, because things are backed up. Hopefully, that’s the only thing it evokes thoughts of. Being involved in a multi-car crash is one of the most dangerous situations you can find yourself in on the road.
Most of the time, when you hear mention of an accident being referred to as a “pileup,” it involves three or maybe five cars. But while there’s no such thing as a good accident, history has been witness to some truly outrageous calamities involving quantities of cars in double and even triple digits.