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Public Transportation Disasters

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  • Young boy killed in crash with MTA bus

    Young boy killed in crash with MTA bus
    A young boy died in a crash between a Maryland Transit Administration bus and an SUV in Northwest Baltimore Monday night, police said. The boy was in the SUV, headed east on W. Northern Parkway, when it struck the back of the bus at about 6:20 p.m. at...
  • Investigators mum; DC's timeline of response to smoke-filled subway leaves many questions

    More than three days after a fatal accident on Washington's aging and frequently criticized subway system, investigators have not provided details about what caused a train to fill with smoke or what could have been done to limit passengers' exposure....
  • Police identify 15-month-old boy killed in crash with MTA bus

    Police identify 15-month-old boy killed in crash with MTA bus
    Police on Thursday identified the infant killed in a crash last week between an SUV and a Maryland Transit Administration bus in Northwest Baltimore as 15-month-old Sidney Williams. Williams, of the 4000 block Edgewood Road, was in the SUV, headed...
  • Relatives upset they can't visit inmates injured in Texas prison bus wreck

    Relatives upset they can't visit inmates injured in Texas prison bus wreck
    The hospital treating victims of a deadly prison bus crash in West Texas said Thursday that relatives aren't being allowed to visit the inmates because of a longstanding policy, despite demands from the inmates' families to see them. Eight inmates and...
  • Police: Five injured in Easton school bus crash

     Police: Five injured in Easton school bus crash
    Police said five people were injured Thursday morning in an school bus crash in Easton. Police said five people were injured Thursday morning in an school bus crash in Easton. Five students were on the bus, but were not injured, police said. The...
  • Woman dead following crash with school bus

    Woman dead following crash with school bus
    PALM COAST, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida woman is dead following a crash last week with a Flagler County school bus and another car. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that 23-year-old ElisaMarie Amber Homan died Tuesday at a Daytona Beach...
  • 8 inmates, 2 officers killed when prison bus skids off icy West Texas road, hits train

    A prison bus skidded off an icy Texas highway, slid down an embankment and collided with a passing freight train Wednesday, killing eight inmates and two corrections officers, including the bus driver, authorities said. The overpass on Interstate 20...
  • Prison bus, freight train collide in Texas, killing at least 10

    At least 10 people were killed and five were injured Wednesday when a prison bus skidded off an icy overpass in West Texas and collided with a passing train, officials said. Ector County Sheriff Mark Donaldson said the bus careened off an Interstate...
  • Metro train strikes, critically injures pedestrian in Exposition Park

    Metro train strikes, critically injures pedestrian in Exposition Park
    Service on the Metro’s Expo Line was briefly stopped Tuesday morning after a pedestrian was struck and critically injured by an eastbound train, authorities said. The crash occurred at Arlington Avenue just before 10:30 a.m., said Metro...
  • Car hit by Metra train after sliding under crossing gates

    Car hit by Metra train after sliding under crossing gates
    A woman was injured when her car skidded under crossing gates and into the path of an express train Tuesday morning on Metra's Milwaukee District West line. The car was thrown about 20 feet and came to rest against a metal shed, according to Itasca Fire...
  • Washington D.C. subway system remains hobbled after fatal accident

    The transit network in the nation's capital remained hobbled Tuesday morning following an electrical malfunction that filled a busy subway station with smoke, killing one woman and sending dozens of people to hospitals. The National Transportation...