There are definitely downsides to summer trucking — the heat, the humidity, the bugs. But the upside? No ice on the roads means that you’re much less likely to encounter pileup crashes involving dozens of vehicles.
As a reminder of how truly terrifying winter weather crashes can be, we’ve compiled seven of the most heart-stopping chain-reaction crash videos from winters past.
Top 7 Scariest Pileup Crash Videos
7. January 31, 2020 — I-80 near Laramie, Wyoming. This 24 vehicle crash involved 19 commercial vehicles.
6. February 5, 2018 — I-35 near Ames, Iowa. This 70 vehicle pileup claimed the life of one person and closed the interstate for hours.
5. November 12, 2019 — I-71 between Seville and Medina, Ohio.
4. March 15, 2017 — Highway 10 near Magog in Quebec. One person lost their life in this 50 vehicle pileup that occurred during near zero-visibility conditions.
3. January 9, 2015 — I-94 near Galesburg, Michigan. A Canadian truck driver was killed and eighteen other people were hurt in this 194 vehicle pileup.
2. February 15, 2019 — I-70 near Oak Grove, Missouri. A trucker caught up in this pileup involving 47 vehicles can be heard saying “There’s nothing that we can do!” as he films more vehicles colliding.
1. March 1, 2020 — I-80 between Rawlins and Wamsutter, Wyoming. The crash involved around 140 vehicles and tragically left three people dead.