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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"The Jiyye pileup is one of, if not, the worst accident in terms of the number of cars involved, in the history of Lebanon.
His car was then hit from behind by another patrol car, leading to a pileup of five cars, the police said.
A total of 14 vehicles -- a car, a van and 12 trucks -- were involved in the pileup, they said.
According to a report in local daily newspaper (http://www.omaha.com/news/public-safety/roads/dust-storm-crash-lead-to-closure-of--mile-stretch/article_ca9bdddf-ef89-57e5-81d0-728660f00ee0.html) Omaha World-Herald , the cause of the pileup could be blowing dust and high winds that reduced the visibility on the road, however, police officials have confirmed that the investigation into the crash is still ongoing. 
The pileup occurred near the Virginia-North Carolina border.
Tetsuo Sakaguchi, a 50-year-old man from Ikoma, Nara Prefecture, who was driving the truck that initially blocked the road and caused the pileup, was found dead after being pinned underneath another truck.
Summary: 22 people were injured in the pileup in foggy weather on Tuesday
However, there are other reports that suggest the "DWTS" tour bus accident happened on Interstate 80, as part of a 20-vehilce pileup. 
ISTANBUL, Muharram 8, 1433, Dec 3, 2011, SPA - A state-run Turkish news agency says an 80-vehicle pileup on a highway near Istanbul has left one person dead and 29 injured.
The pileup also involved a passenger car, a minicar and two buses.
While Rhoades's recycling of his own media and methods might seem more an aimless pileup than a useful part of a "bigger picture," it has a kind of logic (albeit fuzzy) if considered as a model of the ungovernable process of memory itself.
In May, one person was killed after a dust storm triggered multiple vehicles to collide with each other on Route 36 between Tuscola and Camargo in Illinois. Multiple other injuries were reported from the pileup and at least one motorist had to be pulled from the wreckage of their car, (https://weather.com/news/news/dust-storm-wind-illinois-fatal-accident-vehicle-collisions) reports said.