triple collision

triple collision

[′trip·əl kə′lizh·ən]
(physics)
A process in which three particles collide simultaneously.
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1915: At least 226 people died when an error by signalmen saw a triple collision between one northbound, one southbound and one stationary train at Quintinshill near Gretna Green, Scotland.
HORRIFIC: Mail van was in triple collision; WRECKAGE: Ambulance crew crawled out to help victim after the smash but couldn't save him
The railway accident is the worst in Japan since 161 people died in November 1963 in a triple collision on the Yokosuka Line in Yokohama's Tsurumi Ward.
The Amagasaki accident is the worst in Japan since 161 people died in November 1963 in a triple collision on the Yokosuka Line in Yokohama's Tsurumi Ward.