Sunday as Lisa and I were driving southwest to Pagosa Springs we hit some really strange weather. During a really nasty sleet storm that covered I-76 with slush, the SUV in front of us lost control and started sliding sideways down the middle of the highway which is one lane each way and no medium.
I was able to slow down enough to avoid any of what happened next. A car coming the other direction hit the back of the car that lost control, then another car coming the other direction hit the both of them, then a third car trying to get around on our side of the road hit the front of the original SUV that lost control, driving it partially onto the shoulder of the lane opposite of our lane where a fourth car running off the road over there hit them again.
We wound up on the side of the road about a block past the pile up. By the time I got one of my phones to work to call 911, we could see that a vehicle with emergency lights was turning around to go back to this mess. It was still sleeting really hard and there was nothing we could do at that point so we decided to get out of the way of those who could do something.
There is a good chance that there were no major injuries because everyone was sort of slowed down by the time the smashing of vehicles started, but it was certainly a bit of a scary situation.