Highway pileups, one of the scariest types of car crashes, happen when cars are traveling closer together than the weather conditions allow. One driver stopping or losing control can trigger a chain reaction of collisions behind them. While the largest pileup on record involved over 300 vehicles, the deadliest involved “just” a hundred or so, but injured 114 passengers and killed 17. It was caused by a dust storm suddenly blacking out visibility.

In this infographic, CJ Pony Parts looks at some of the worst pileups in history.

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The Worst Pileups in History

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