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December 5, 2011 | Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
An outing of luxury sportscar enthusiasts in Japan ended in an expensive freeway pileup -- smashing a stunning eight Ferraris, a Lamborghini and two Mercedes likely worth more than $1 million together. Police say they believe the accident Sunday was touched off when the driver of one of the Ferraris tried to change lanes and hit the median barrier. He spun across the freeway, and the other cars collided while trying to avoid hitting his car. Video of the crash aired by NTV, a major national network, showed several smashed, bright red Ferraris cluttering the freeway.
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February 14, 2014 | By Michael Muskal and Richard Simon
WASHINGTON--Mother Nature had scant love for the eastern portion of the United States on Valentine's Day, continuing a streak of miserable and deadly weather that has turned much of the nation into a snowy, icy mess and caused a major pileup on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.  On Friday, one side of the Pennsylvania Turnpike outside Philadelphia, an area that got more than a foot of snow, was blocked by collisions that caused minor injuries. At least 16 motorists were injured, including five trauma victims, in a series of crashes involving dozens of vehicles on the Pennsylvania Turnpike that began just after 8 a.m. Friday. Traffic along the turnpike was backed up for miles, the Associated Press reported.
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January 31, 2013 | By Marisa Gerber
At least three people were killed - two of them children - and several others were injured after a pileup Thursday that spanned a mile and a half of Interstate 75 in Detroit, authorities said. “It was probably eight to 10 separate crashes involved in the one crash,” said Lt. Michael Shaw, a Michigan State Police spokesman. “There were probably 300 vehicles that were either trapped in crashes or pulled off or jackknifed.” Witnesses told police the driving conditions “went from good visibility to zero visibility” in seconds, Shaw said.
TRAVEL
November 25, 2013 | By Catharine Hamm
If you're getting ready to take a flight during the holidays, be prepared for more than the usual confusion at airport screenings. The combination of infrequent fliers and the Transportation Security Administration's new initiative that allows randomly selected passengers to receive expedited screening - an initiative that will continue during the holidays - has the potential to create passenger pileup. The TSA has moved from a one-size-fits-all security approach by allowing some passengers (75 and older)
NATIONAL
November 22, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
A series of massive Thanksgiving morning pileups involving up to 150 vehicles in southeast Texas has left two dead and as many as 100 injured, authorities told the Los Angeles Times on Thursday. It was one of the busiest driving times on one of the highest-traffic days of the year, and Deputy Rod Carroll of the Jefferson County Sheriff's office said heavy fog and high speeds probably caused the three separate pileups to begin on Interstate 10 -- in both directions -- about 8 a.m. PHOTOS: Massive Thanksgiving Day pileup in Texas “Driving out there, I couldn't see 10 feet in front of my car," Carroll told The Times.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A seven-car pileup had drivers trapped on the northbound 5 Freeway in Santa Clarita on Friday afternoon, after a crash that authorities said began with a hit-and-run left four lanes of the roadway blocked for an hour. California Highway Patrol officials said that about 11:12 a.m. they began receiving calls concerning a multi-car pileup on the freeway north of Gavin Canyon near Calgrove Boulevard. Seven cars were involved in the crash, which clogged the highway between downtown L.A. and the canyon communities, officials said.
NATIONAL
November 23, 2012 | By John M. Glionna
Texas deputy sheriff Rod Carroll is calling it the Thanksgiving Day nightmare. The deputy in Jefferson County in southeast Texas heard an emergency call on his radio about a multivehicle pileup near his rural home, on Interstate 10 near Beaumont, a Gulf Coast city about 80 miles east of Houston. Carroll, a 25-year law enforcement veteran, is also a paramedic. He knew his expertise might be valuable, so he headed out toward the stretch of highway, which was a sea of fog in the early morning hours Thursday.
SPORTS
January 23, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Rex Ryan is OK. No one was injured in the three-car pileup that allegedly started when the New York Jets coach's Ford Mustang collided with another vehicle in Bethlehem, Pa., last week. Obviously that is wonderful news and by far the most important aspect of this story. But I'm sure I'm not the only one who wants to say this to Ryan: Come on, man! We all know that you are your own man, march to your own drummer and all that. There's the whole potty-mouth thing, the boastful predictions, the ridiculous tattoo, the infuriating loyalty to a struggling quarterback an entire city wants benched, and on and on. We get it -- you're one cool dude.
NEWS
November 18, 1985 | United Press International
Dense fog and smoke from a forest fire shrouded Interstate 75 early Sunday and caused a 15-vehicle pileup that killed one man and injured 16 other people. The collisions closed the highway for about five hours.
NEWS
January 30, 1985
Thirty cars, trucks and emergency vehicles collided in dense fog on both sides of Interstate 5 over the Grapevine today, causing nearly a dozen injuries and forcing the closure of the highway to morning traffic. California Highway Patrol spokesmen in Los Angeles and Bakersfield said 20 vehicles piled up on the northbound lanes and 10 on the southbound side in a chain reaction apparently triggered by three separate accidents from 8 a.m. to 8:30. a.m.
NATIONAL
November 2, 2013 | By Cindy Carcamo
The intense dust that blew through a stretch of highway, killing three people and injuring others Tuesday, is nothing new for the residents of a southern Arizona town between Tucson and Phoenix. Every couple years a dense ribbon of dust - roughly a quarter-mile high and 20 to 30 miles long - causes a wreck along the same stretch of highway, near the town of Picacho, said Ken Waters, a warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Phoenix. Edward Bruce Martan, 63, was born and raised in this town and said he can almost sense when a ribbon is about to hit. "You can feel it," he said.
NATIONAL
October 30, 2013 | By Cindy Carcamo
TUCSON, Ariz. -- A dense dust storm blowing in an area known for severe, blinding gusts sparked a chain-reaction pile-up crash, killing three people, sending 12 others to nearby hospitals and shutting down a portion of an Arizona highway for hours. The 19-vehicle crash occurred on Interstate 10, near Picacho Peak between Tucson and Phoenix. The collisions left at least four passenger vehicles wedged between semi-trucks, Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves said.
NEWS
September 30, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
PARIS -- Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Ciara and Lily Collins were among the starry crowd at the Givenchy show Sunday night at Paris Fashion Week, where designer Riccardo Tisci installed a five-car pileup for a runway centerpiece, complete with a wrecked Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz, and set the show to a live tribal drum beat, courtesy of a group of musicians in the rafters. The makeup was also dramatic, namely glittery masks that weren't masks at all, but hundreds of individual Swarovski crystals applied to models' faces.
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September 16, 2013 | By Amy Hubbard, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
Several people reportedly were wounded Monday morning in a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. A release from the U.S. Navy at 8:20 a.m. EDT reported an active gunman inside the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters building.  A tweet from the official Navy account about half an hour later said a "still active shooter"  was at large. According to CNN, several people had been injured. Meanwhile, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray tweeted, asking people to "stay clear of the Washington Navy Yard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A seven-car pileup had drivers trapped on the northbound 5 Freeway in Santa Clarita on Friday afternoon, after a crash that authorities said began with a hit-and-run left four lanes of the roadway blocked for an hour. California Highway Patrol officials said that about 11:12 a.m. they began receiving calls concerning a multi-car pileup on the freeway north of Gavin Canyon near Calgrove Boulevard. Seven cars were involved in the crash, which clogged the highway between downtown L.A. and the canyon communities, officials said.
NATIONAL
January 31, 2013 | By Marisa Gerber
At least three people were killed - two of them children - and several others were injured after a pileup Thursday that spanned a mile and a half of Interstate 75 in Detroit, authorities said. “It was probably eight to 10 separate crashes involved in the one crash,” said Lt. Michael Shaw, a Michigan State Police spokesman. “There were probably 300 vehicles that were either trapped in crashes or pulled off or jackknifed.” Witnesses told police the driving conditions “went from good visibility to zero visibility” in seconds, Shaw said.
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February 11, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A blinding snow squall caused a 68-vehicle pileup on an interstate in northeastern Pennsylvania, killing at least one motorist, authorities said. A woman died when her car became wedged under a tractor-trailer, and about 35 people were injured in the midafternoon pileup on Interstate 81 near Hazleton.
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April 1, 2008
A pileup involving about 75 vehicles on snowy Interstate 70 shut down the state's main east-west route near Vail Pass, killing at least one person and seriously injuring at least 16 others, officials said.
SPORTS
January 23, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Rex Ryan is OK. No one was injured in the three-car pileup that allegedly started when the New York Jets coach's Ford Mustang collided with another vehicle in Bethlehem, Pa., last week. Obviously that is wonderful news and by far the most important aspect of this story. But I'm sure I'm not the only one who wants to say this to Ryan: Come on, man! We all know that you are your own man, march to your own drummer and all that. There's the whole potty-mouth thing, the boastful predictions, the ridiculous tattoo, the infuriating loyalty to a struggling quarterback an entire city wants benched, and on and on. We get it -- you're one cool dude.
NATIONAL
November 23, 2012 | By John M. Glionna
Texas deputy sheriff Rod Carroll is calling it the Thanksgiving Day nightmare. The deputy in Jefferson County in southeast Texas heard an emergency call on his radio about a multivehicle pileup near his rural home, on Interstate 10 near Beaumont, a Gulf Coast city about 80 miles east of Houston. Carroll, a 25-year law enforcement veteran, is also a paramedic. He knew his expertise might be valuable, so he headed out toward the stretch of highway, which was a sea of fog in the early morning hours Thursday.
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