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Transportation Disasters

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  • Malaysia Airlines plane search goes underwater

    Malaysia Airlines plane search goes underwater
    BEIJING — Investigators looking for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have put away their towed pinger locator and are about to call off searches for surface debris. Now, it's all up to a little yellow robotic submarine to find the missing Boeing 777...
  • Man dies day after being charged in fatal Far South Side crash

    A West Pullman man who authorities say fled police at high speeds, ending in a crash that ejected and killed his passenger last week on the Far South Side, died himself Monday, authorities said. Glenn Jones, 27, had been charged with reckless homicide,...
  • Total lunar eclipse: Big crowds expected for 'blood moon'

    Total lunar eclipse: Big crowds expected for 'blood moon'
    With just a few hours left before the the first total eclipse of 2014, the Griffith Observatory is bracing for big crowds tonight and is warning of possible traffic jams for the "blood moon." "We are expecting large crowds," the observatory said in a...
  • Fatal bus crash: Authorities seek video, photographs of wreck

    Fatal bus crash: Authorities seek video, photographs of wreck
    California authorities investigating last week’s deadly collision of a FedEx truck and a tour bus filled with high school students are asking for the public’s help in piecing together how the crash occurred. The California Highway Patrol...
  • Bus crash victim spent last moments helping others escape

    An 18-year-old student who died in last week's fiery bus crash in Orland, Calif., spent his last moments helping other passengers to safety, officials at his Inglewood charter high school said Monday. Ismael Jimenez, a student at Animo Inglewood Charter...
  • Traffic: Eastbound traffic closed on MD 144

    Traffic: Eastbound traffic closed on MD 144
    All eastbound traffic on MD 144 is closed at Triadelphia Road due to emergency roadwork at 7:52 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. A single-vehicle crash in Overlea on the inner loop of Interstate 695 at the U.S. 1...
  • Malaysia plane search undersea could take 2 months

    Malaysia plane search undersea could take 2 months
    A U.S. Navy underwater drone sent to search for a missing Malaysian jetliner on the floor of the Indian Ocean could take up to two months to scour a 230-square-mile area where the plane is believed to have sunk, U.S. search authorities said Tuesday. The...
  • Fatal bus crash: El Monte High victim mourned at school vigil

    Fatal bus crash: El Monte High victim mourned at school vigil
    Friends and family of a teen killed last week when a FedEx truck slammed into a charter bus full of prospective college students gathered for an emotional vigil Monday night at El Monte High School. Adrian Castro, 19, was courteous and stubborn in his...
  • In the Pipeline: 'Ghost bikes' mark earthly tragedies

    In the Pipeline: 'Ghost bikes' mark earthly tragedies
    It started in 2003, in St. Louis, after a man named Patrick Van Der Tuin saw a bicyclist fatally struck by a car. At the accident site, Van Der Tuin placed a bicycle painted white and a hand-painted sign that read "Cyclist Struck Here." The tribute...
  • Charter bus, FedEx drivers in fiery crash had clean driving records

    The drivers of a FedEx freight truck and charter bus that collided head-on last week in Northern California, killing 10, had clean driving records, according to the California Department of Motor Vehicles. The bus company, Silverado Stages, identified...
  • Let's save our kids from an early grave [Letter]

    Let's save our kids from an early grave [Letter]
    The number one cause of injury and death for our young, ages 5 to 35, is motor vehicle crashes. Entities such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the American Automobile Association, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National...