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My first thought upon reading your dilemma, is to go 2001: A Space Odyssey. During the stargate sequence, the director, Stanley Kubrick employed the use of still frames of the actor playing Dave, the pod pilot. This effect – while very very cheap, did wonders for telling the story. You could run through a series of horrifying stills of those in the car, while the audio of a car crash plays out in the background.
I found a clip of the scene, where someone added their own music. Disregard the music, and see the still frames which begin around 1:25 into this clip.
Anyway – just a thought…