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Public Transportation Disasters

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  • 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...
  • Accidents, traffic on rise on Metro Orlando toll roads

    Accidents, traffic on rise on Metro Orlando toll roads
    Accidents have been rising on Metro Orlando toll roads during the past four years, in part because there are more cars out there paying tolls. From motorists losing control and running into a guard rail or a ditch to the rare head-on collisions,...
  • Passenger sues Chicago-based Megabus over crash in Indiana

    Passenger sues Chicago-based Megabus over crash in Indiana
    A Georgia passenger on a Megabus vehicle that crashed in Indiana this month is suing the bus company. Dyrell Lee, of Hampton, Ga., is suing for negligence, claiming that he was one of at least two dozen passengers injured when the bus rolled over Dec....
  • Lynx bus struck by vehicle, crashed into Apopka church

    Lynx bus struck by vehicle, crashed into Apopka church
    A Lynx bus crashed into an Apopka church after it was hit by an sport utility vehicle that ran a stop sign Friday morning, officials said. The crash happened around 5:15 a.m. on Park Avenue and East Magnolia Street, according to Matthew Friedman,...
  • Person fatally struck by Metro Red Line train in Studio City

    Person fatally struck by Metro Red Line train in Studio City
    A person was struck and killed by a Metro Red Line train in Studio City on Friday afternoon, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. Paramedics rushed to the Universal/Studio City station 1 p.m. after a person was hit and found under the tracks, Metro...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Man fatally struck by CTA Red Line train at Argyle stop

    Man fatally struck by CTA Red Line train at Argyle stop
    A 31-year-old man died after being struck by a CTA Red Line train at the Argyle stop on the North Side early Sunday morning, authorities said. Around 3 a.m., a northbound Red Line train hit the man near the Argyle stop at 1118 W. Argyle Ave., halting...
  • '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. “...