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Public Transportation Disasters

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  • Cops: Driver possibly 'under the influence' slams into school bus

    Cops: Driver possibly 'under the influence' slams into school bus
    A car crashed head-on into a school bus in Palm Bay Friday afternoon, police said. Four children from Lockmar Elementary School and two adults were on the bus, but none were injured in the crash, police spokeswoman Yvonne Martinez said. A red Ford...
  • Amtrak train hits soybean truck in Sussex County

    An Amtrak train hit a farm truck loaded with soybean in Sussex County around 2 p.m. Saturday, according to the Virginia State Police. The driver of the truck received only minor injuries, said Sgt. Michelle Anaya, spokeswoman for the state police, and...
  • Car plows into bus stop near USC, seriously injuring woman, 2 children

    Car plows into bus stop near USC, seriously injuring woman, 2 children
    A 32-year-old woman and two young children she was with were seriously hurt Monday after a car plowed into a bus stop near USC in University Village, police said. The driver, who has not been identified, plowed into the woman and two children -- ages...
  • School bus, pickup crash in Miramar

    School bus, pickup crash in Miramar
    A Ford pickup truck driven by a City of Miramar Parks and Recreation employee and a school bus carrying eight Driftwood Middle School students collided Monday afternoon in Miramar. The crash happened around 4:45 p.m at the intersection of South Hiatus...
  • TV Picks: 'Brakeless,' 'Mr. Dynamite,' 'Death Comes to 'Pemberley'

    TV Picks: 'Brakeless,' 'Mr. Dynamite,' 'Death Comes to 'Pemberley'
    "Brakeless" (PBS, Monday). Kiyoko Miyake's oddly beautiful, philosophical documentary about the 2005 crash of a commuter train: Traveling too fast into a curve as the driver tried to stay on a schedule reckoned in seconds, the train derailed and ran...
  • Woman Struck, Killed By Amtrak Train In Milford

    Woman Struck, Killed By Amtrak Train In Milford
    MILFORD — A woman was struck and killed by an Amtrak train Monday, according to a Metro-North official. The accident happened about 12:20 p.m. Police said the woman's name and age were unknown Monday evening, as were details about why she was on...
  • Two dozen hurt when Chicago-bound Amtrak train hits semi

    Two dozen hurt when Chicago-bound Amtrak train hits semi
    Two dozen people suffered minor injuries when a Chicago-bound Amtrak passenger train collided with a semitrailer at a crossing about 30 miles north of Lafayette, Ind., officials said. The Hoosier State train was traveling from Indianapolis with 56...
  • Report: Metro-North, Federal Agency Share Blame For Crashes

    Report: Metro-North, Federal Agency Share Blame For Crashes
    A federal safety agency reported Tuesday that operational blunders and lax policies at Metro-North were at least partly to blame for the crashes that killed two workers and four passengers and injured 126 riders last year and this spring. The National...
  • Hampton Roads Transit approves emergency snow bus routes

    Hampton Roads Transit approves emergency snow bus routes
    Last winter's severe weather prompted Hampton Roads Transit to develop a series of emergency snow routes for its bus service. The 11 emergency routes will be used if sustained accumulated snowfall exceeds 6 inches and forces a severe reduction in...
  • School Bus, Car Collide In Ellington; 30 Students On Bus

    ELLINGTON — State police and two ambulances responded to a school bus vs. car collision in the area of 69 Maple Street about 8:40 a.m. The ambulance crews were evaluation about 30 students aboard the bus. The car involved in the crash was...
  • Pickup vs bus captured on video

    Pickup vs bus captured on video
    The bus was headed east on Sample Road. Traffic was light, but the road was wet from rain. Suddenly, passengers inside the Broward County Transit Route 34 bus started screaming. A red Ford pickup was entering the roadway from a Florida Turnpike ramp. It...