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pileup

[′pīl‚əp]
(electronics)
A set of moving and fixed contacts, insulated from each other, formed as a unit for incorporation in a relay or switch. Also known as stack.
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According to the highway operator, there have been 54 accidents, due to speeding and other factors, on the curve where the pileup took place.
It said the pileup was triggered when a truck rear-ended another vehicle, then flipped into a lane of oncoming traffic.
A passenger car and a minicar stopped just after the heavy truck, but Matsuzaki, in a bid to avoid the pileup, which occurred in the left lane, veered to the right and collided with two buses in the right lane.
Police sent papers to prosecutors Tuesday on a bus operator and seven employees for allegedly tolerating drivers' speeding, which contributed to a deadly 10-vehicle pileup in Yamaguchi Prefecture last August.
An 11-vehicle pileup left two bus drivers dead and 36 other people injured, four of them seriously, on the Chugoku Expressway in Yamaguchi Prefecture on Monday night, police said Tuesday.
A trucker was killed and 10 people were injured in a pileup Tuesday night on the Chuo Expressway in Mizunami, Gifu Prefecture, that involved 14 large trucks and four cars, the police said Wednesday.
The driver of a light truck was killed and four other men were slightly injured early Wednesday in a fiery seven-vehicle pileup on the Chuo Expressway in Iijima, Nagano Prefecture, police said.