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Public Transportation Disasters

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bike rider's sidewalk fall could cost county $37,500

    Bike rider's sidewalk fall could cost county $37,500
    Rachal Girolmetti was riding her bike on a sidewalk in Coral Springs when she says she hit an unlevel pavement square and wiped out. Her right elbow required two surgeries. Proposed cost to taxpayers, in a lawsuit settlement: $37,500. Howard Coley was...
  • Acting helped 'Justified's' Dillahunt overcome tragedy

    PASADENA, Calif. When actor Garret Dillahunt was about to celebrate his 17th birthday tragedy struck that was to change him forever. His older brother, Eric, was killed in a drunk driving accident. He was a passenger in the car. "That threw me," says...
  • 7 cyclists died in auto-bike collisions in Chicago last year, up from 3 in 2013

    7 cyclists died in auto-bike collisions in Chicago last year, up from 3 in 2013
    Seven cyclists died in bike-automobile collisions on Chicago roads last year, up from three in 2013, according to data provided by the city's Department of Transportation.  An eighth cyclist died in Chicago after a collision with a CTA Brown Line train,...
  • 59 killed as bus crashes into oil tanker in southern Pakistan

    59 killed as bus crashes into oil tanker in southern Pakistan
    An oil tanker collided with a passenger bus in southern Sindh province early Sunday morning, leaving 59 people dead, police and hospital sources said. The accident took place about 30 miles northeast of the port city of Karachi at about 1 a.m. local...
  • 'Violent' crash involving 2 SUVs kills 1, injures 2 in Miami

    'Violent' crash involving 2 SUVs kills 1, injures 2 in Miami
    One person was killed and two others were seriously injured Sunday after the driver of an SUV lost control, T-boned another SUV heading in the opposite direction, spun into a light pole and then landed inches away from a Miami-Dade Transit bus. “...
  • Passenger bus in southern Pakistan crashes into oil tanker, killing 57 people

    A passenger bus crashed into an oil tanker in southern Pakistan early Sunday, killing 57 people with remains charred beyond recognition, officials said. Dr. Seemi Jamali, who heads the emergency section at Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Center in Karachi...