She was the second car in line.
More to follow, but I'm on my way to pick her up......
She seems to be OK...a little sore in her back and shoulders.
There's a set of railroad tracks on the road she takes to work every day. A tanker truck had come to a full stop before crossing the tracks, and she was the second car behind the tanker, with another small car (a Chevy Cobalt) behind her.
A guy in a full size pickup didn't see the line of stopped cars ( ! ) waiting for the tanker to cross the RR tracks, and plowed into the car behind her at about 45~50 MPH. The little Chevy Cobalt then almost went _under_ the rear of my wife's Nissan Sentra, pushing her into a Nissan Maxima.
As expected, the little Cobalt took the brunt of the collision, and the rear of my wife's Sentra absorbed most of the rest.
The front of her car wasn't too badly damaged, but it'll still need a bunch of new parts.
So, she's home now, and on the phone with our insurance company.
Thankfully, we have a good company, with good coverage, including rental car.