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Five Worst Car Accidents Ever

If you need a reason to be careful on the road, this is it. You don't want to emulate these people or be their victims.

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1. The Snapchat Killer

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142 miles per hour isn't going to get you into heaven...unless you crash that is. Addil Haroon, 19, consistently drove his Audi at 142 mile per hour. But at that speed, you literally have no control. He bashed his car into Joseph Brown-Lartey's splitting the car in two and killing him. Addil Served six years in prison for manslaughter. Why was he called the Snapchat killer? He apparently posted on his Snapchat boasting of his speed not long before ramming into Brown-Lartey's car.

2. The Worst Bus Crash in U.S. History

Don't drive drunk or you might end up with more ghosts haunting you than you can bear. This is what happened to Larry Wayne Mahoney. He was driving his Toyota pick-up truck while completely wasted one day when he entered the wrong side of the highway on I-71 and ran head-on into a church bus. The gas tank on the bus ruptured and ignited. 27 people died and only 66 were on the bus. While this may scare you into not riding a bus, buses are actually one of the safest forms of transportation.

3. Le Mans 1955

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You don't expect to die when you go to watch a race. But in 1955 82 spectators died when Pierre Levegh lost control of his Mercedes Benz 300 SLR and crashed into the stands. The debris injured another 100 people.

4. Largest Pile-Up in History

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You always hear about pile-ups in major cities. And you'd think the worst would happen in places like the the Autobahn. But they actually happen in places where traffic laws are fairly lax. The worst in history happened in 2011 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It involved over 300 vehicles. Fortunately, only one person died in the pile-up. But still, we're sure some might have suffered from a herniated disc or two.

5. The Dreaded Hydroplane

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Sometimes we can't help what happens on the road. You never know when your tires will hit a patch of water they just can't handle. This happened to poor Kevin Chittum and his family. Eight people in total died that day. Kevin and his family were on their way to the county fair when a freak storm passed through. Their car hydroplaned, swerved across the median and rammed head-long into a semi-truck. Everyone involved in the accident died including the truck driver, Jerry Douglas Gregory.

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