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Public Transportation Disasters

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  • Damaged guardrail cited in report on Texas prison bus crash

    Damaged guardrail cited in report on Texas prison bus crash
    A West Texas prison bus probably hit a piece of displaced highway guardrail, then veered onto a median, down an embankment and struck a freight train, killing 10, according to a preliminary report released Thursday. The report, prepared by the...
  • 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

    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...
  • 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. “...
  • Police: Driver Tries To Beat Bus, Gets Wedged Under It

    MERIDEN — A driver who police said tried to get ahead of an oncoming school bus ended up wedged under it Thursday morning. Neither the driver nor any of the 10 schoolchildren on the bus was injured, Lt. Salvatore J. Nesci said. The collision...
  • O.C. school bus driver charged in crash that injured 11

    O.C. school bus driver charged in crash that injured 11
    A former Orange County bus driver who crashed a bus and injured several students when he passed out behind the wheel, could face 19 years in prison, prosecutors announced Friday. Gerald Douglas Rupple, 25, of Ajo, Ariz., was driving a school bus for the...
  • Blotter: Underage drinking in Barrington

    Blotter: Underage drinking in Barrington
    The following items were taken from Barrington police reports: A 37-year-old from Zion was arrested for not having a valid driver's license and speeding in a school zone near Route 59 and Carriage Trail on Sept. 22. A red boy's Magna Sports bike was...
  • 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,...
  • Metra train hits car stalled on tracks in Galewood

    Metra train hits car stalled on tracks in Galewood
    A Metra train traveling through Galewood hit a car that was stalled on the tracks at Narragansett Avenue Tuesday evening. North Central Line Train No. 113, which was traveling to Antioch, hit the car just before 5:30 p.m. The tracks intersect...