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.