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Posted: 2/13/2006 12:32:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/13/2006 1:29:03 PM EDT by JustinOK34]
Headline News reported an 86 car pileup just a few moments ago. While searching for an article on this, I came across a previous 86 car pileup from October, 2004.

Maybe the magic number should be 86 ? What are the chances of two 86 car pileups?

Here's the story of the one from Oct, 2004:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A39093-2004Oct16.html


Up to 86 Vehicles Collide on I-95 in Md.
Sudden Storm Believed Cause

By Martin Weil and Amit R. Paley
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, October 17, 2004; Page C03

As many as 86 cars and trucks collided on Interstate 95 east of Baltimore yesterday in a series of crashes that occurred along a 10-mile stretch during a sudden, blinding storm.

At least 18 people were taken to hospitals after as many as 11 crashes in Baltimore and Harford counties occurred starting about 4:30 p.m., authorities said. Many collisions involved several vehicles.



Rescue personnel tend to the collision that involved as many as 86 cars and trucks east of Baltimore on Interstate 95. (Ricky Carioti -- The Washington Post)

At least four people, apparently the most seriously injured, were taken by helicopter to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore after the crashes, one of which involved as many as 20 vehicles. Their conditions were not immediately known, but one official said it appeared none of the injuries was life-threatening.

I-95, the major north-south traffic artery on the East Coast, was shut in both directions for hours.

More than four hours after the accident, all southbound lanes, where most of the crashes occurred, remained closed. According to accounts from authorities and witnesses, only the shoulder of the northbound lanes had been opened in some spots as efforts continued to clear away debris.

The collisions occurred northeast of Interstate 695, the Baltimore Beltway, and southwest of the Susquehanna River Bridge. At least four crashes occurred in the highway's southbound lanes and at least one in the northbound lanes.

In the most visually compelling of the crashes, a tractor-trailer stopped atop a car, apparently crushing part of it. But none of those involved in that crash appeared to be among the most seriously injured, said Daniel F. McMullen, acting executive secretary of the Maryland Transportation Authority.

He said the most severe injuries apparently were suffered by the occupants of a single passenger car.

The causes of all the collisions were under investigation last night. Authorities said the weather appeared to be a prime factor.

"There was a severe line of thunderstorms with hail, high winds and heavy downpours," McMullen said.

When visibility suddenly is impaired in such conditions, he said, "people seem to pile on before they realize what happened." Sometimes "you come upon these things quickly," he said.

McMullen did not know how quickly the flow of traffic was traveling when the crashes occurred, but he said: "It's a highway where people move very, very expeditiously."

Initial accounts indicated that the accidents were "rear-enders," said Maj. Greg Shipley, a spokesman for the Maryland State Police. The accidents came about because "people couldn't see."

The crashes occurred between White Marsh in Baltimore County and Route 543 in Harford County. The Harford County sheriffs office said it was told that the White Marsh crash involved 21 vehicles.

"Any time you shut down I-95, it is an incredible event," said Robert L. Flanagan, secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation, citing the high volume of traffic on the highway.

Authorities said many motorists were diverted onto nearby Route 40, "which clearly is not equipped to carry that volume of traffic," Flanagan said. Route 7 also was used to divert traffic.

A motorist traveling northbound on I-95 shortly after the crashes said rescue and cleanup personnel swarmed the area. Some were involved with cleaning up fuel spills from damaged vehicles, said the motorist, Karen Cavanaugh.

Of the collision that ended with the tractor-trailer atop the car, Cavanaugh said, "that was the biggest." She said that she saw at least 20 damaged cars but that they "didn't look as bad."

A spokeswoman for Maryland Shock Trauma Center said that four patients had been received and that one more was believed to be on the way.

Last year, about 80 vehicles collided in western Maryland in three crashes. In 2001, 114 vehicles piled up on Interstate 95 near Quantico in what authorities said might have been the largest crash on the Eastern Seaboard.

Edit - Magix? gosh! idiot!
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 12:40:36 PM EDT
It was caused by the weaving and braking of the 87th car, however.

G
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 12:43:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By glock23carry:
It was caused by the weaving and braking of the 87th car, however.

G



yep, what a RETARD!
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 12:44:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By glock23carry:
It was caused by the weaving and braking of the 87th car, however.

G



+.9bar
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 12:46:03 PM EDT
Would someone...... ANYONE..... PLEASE explain to me WTF the 87! thing is all about?

Link Posted: 2/13/2006 12:46:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zaphod:
Would someone...... ANYONE..... PLEASE explain to me WTF the 87! thing is all about?




It's been explained 87 times.

IM sent
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 12:47:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zaphod:
Would someone...... ANYONE..... PLEASE explain to me WTF the 87! thing is all about?




Its in homage of the year I graduated.. nothing more nothing less..
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 12:48:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zaphod:
Would someone...... ANYONE..... PLEASE explain to me WTF the 87! thing is all about?




They're petitioning to make it the next ban-on-sight word, kinda like ***, and ****! and ********, and some kind of baked, yeasty dough.

It's for the retarded closet-skinheads. one away from 88, 88 = hh, hh = heil hitler.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 12:51:35 PM EDT
+87


er, I mean.... +86



Link Posted: 2/13/2006 12:51:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:

Originally Posted By Zaphod:
Would someone...... ANYONE..... PLEASE explain to me WTF the 87! thing is all about?




Its in homage of the year I graduated.. nothing more nothing less..



Dang! I was starting to wonder where you went. I had not seen you post in a while. But it was not that, you changed your Avatar. I like it.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 12:51:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:

Originally Posted By Zaphod:
Would someone...... ANYONE..... PLEASE explain to me WTF the 87! thing is all about?




It's been explained 87 times.

IM sent





Thanks!
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