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Transportation Disasters

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  • Accidently on Purpose

    By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features Economic woes and double-digit unemployment are being blamed for a rash of staged auto accidents by criminals against unsuspecting motorists to line their pockets through fraudulent insurance claims. Ten people were...
  • Heart-Healthy Rides

    Just as a prudent owner cares for their car via regular maintenance, tomorrow’s vehicles will be able to care for their drivers by helping them keep track of their medical conditions. ¬†Engineers at Ford are developing a car seat that incorporates a...
  • Click It or Ticket Campaign Out To Catch Fakers

    Click It or Ticket Campaign Out To Catch Fakers
    Despite the law and warnings that seat belts save lives, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says people still aren’t wearing them, making high-travel holiday weekends especially dangerous. According to NHTSA, if all passengers age 5...
  • Fatal Car Crash On Route 9 In Deep River

    A 28-year-old man is dead after a one-car crash Thursday night in Deep River and the driver has been charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence. A 2003 Toyota Tacoma was traveling southbound on Route 9 near exit 5 when the driver, Mark...
  • Police: School Bus Accident In Portland

    Police are responding to Cox Road where a school bus and a pick truck crashed near Penfield Hill Road, police said. No injuries have been reported, said police spokesman Lt. Ron Milardo. The road remains open.
  • FBI is asked to investigate whether something hit doomed Amtrak train

    FBI is asked to investigate whether something hit doomed Amtrak train
    The National Transportation Safety Board has asked the FBI to examine window damage to determine whether an Amtrak train was hit by an object before it derailed in Philadelphia, the latest step after investigators on Friday questioned the engineer, who...
  • Amtrak ordered to install automatic braking system at derailment site

    Amtrak ordered to install automatic braking system at derailment site
    The federal government has ordered Amtrak to install automatic braking systems on the stretch of track where a train moving at twice the speed limit derailed at a curve in Philadelphia, killing eight people. The Federal Railroad Administration also...
  • Small plane crashes near Ocean City; pilot still not found

    Small plane crashes near Ocean City; pilot still not found
    Maryland State Police divers resumed their search for survivors or victims in the small plane crash a half-mile off the shore of Ocean City. Members of the U.S. Coast Guard are assisting in the Monday's off-shore search, said Boatswain's Mate Second...
  • Letters: Driver's licenses and safety

    Re "State's license bill is driving debate," Sept. 14 I agree with Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood: If someone is in the country illegally, it makes no sense to give him the legal ability to drive. Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck states...
  • Woman, 18, struck by bus while jogging in Gurnee

    Woman, 18, struck by bus while jogging in Gurnee
    An 18-year-old woman was jogging just after 8:30 a.m. today in north suburban Gurnee when she was hit by a bus near Gages Lake Road and Murifield Drive, a fire department official said. The Gurnee resident was transported to Advocate Condell Medical...
  • Officials: Minivan crashes through Gurnee school, hitting boy,11

    Officials: Minivan crashes through Gurnee school, hitting boy,11
    An 11-year-old boy was hospitalized with burns and abrasions Wednesday afternoon after he was struck by a minivan that crashed through the doors of a school in north suburban Gurnee, officials said. The unidentified boy was in the vestibule of the...