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Public Transportation Disasters

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Prison bus, freight train collide in Texas, killing at least 10

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • In fatal accident, electrical problem on smoky D.C. subway lasted 44 minutes

    In fatal accident, electrical problem on smoky D.C. subway lasted 44 minutes
    An electrical malfunction that filled a Washington subway train with smoke, killing one passenger and sickening dozens more, continued for 44 minutes before the Metro transit agency shut off power to the affected rail, federal investigators said Friday....
  • Crash involving bus halts Baltimore traffic

    Crash involving bus halts Baltimore traffic
    The Baltimore City Office of Emergency Management has reported a collision with injuries on westbound North Avenue at McCulloh Street that sent two dozen people to the hospital at 7:10 on Wednesday morning. OEM spokesman Connor Scott said the collision...
  • 4 inmates leave hospital a week after Texas prison bus wreck

    4 inmates leave hospital a week after Texas prison bus wreck
    Four Texas prison inmates injured in a prison bus wreck near Odessa that killed 10 people have been discharged from a public hospital to prison medical facilities. Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark says Corrections Officer Jason...
  • Woman hurt after car slams into bus stop, rolls over on Northwest Side

    Woman hurt after car slams into bus stop, rolls over on Northwest Side
    A woman was hurt after a car crashed into a CTA bus stop shelter and rolled over on the Northwest Side early Sunday morning, police said. A 22-year-old man was driving a 1997 Honda Civic eastbound in the 3600 block of West Foster Avenue around 1 a.m....