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Public Transportation Disasters

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  • Amtrak train hits soybean truck in Sussex County

    An Amtrak train hit a farm truck loaded with soybean in Sussex County around 2 p.m. Saturday, according to the Virginia State Police. The driver of the truck received only minor injuries, said Sgt. Michelle Anaya, spokeswoman for the state police, and...
  • Car plows into bus stop near USC, seriously injuring woman, 2 children

    Car plows into bus stop near USC, seriously injuring woman, 2 children
    A 32-year-old woman and two young children she was with were seriously hurt Monday after a car plowed into a bus stop near USC in University Village, police said. The driver, who has not been identified, plowed into the woman and two children -- ages...
  • School bus, pickup crash in Miramar

    School bus, pickup crash in Miramar
    A Ford pickup truck driven by a City of Miramar Parks and Recreation employee and a school bus carrying eight Driftwood Middle School students collided Monday afternoon in Miramar. The crash happened around 4:45 p.m at the intersection of South Hiatus...
  • TV Picks: 'Brakeless,' 'Mr. Dynamite,' 'Death Comes to 'Pemberley'

    TV Picks: 'Brakeless,' 'Mr. Dynamite,' 'Death Comes to 'Pemberley'
    "Brakeless" (PBS, Monday). Kiyoko Miyake's oddly beautiful, philosophical documentary about the 2005 crash of a commuter train: Traveling too fast into a curve as the driver tried to stay on a schedule reckoned in seconds, the train derailed and ran...
  • Oscar Pistorius prosecutors decry house arrest idea, seek prison term

    Prosecutors will seek the maximum sentence of 15 years in prison for South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius in the killing of his girlfriend, even as a government social worker Monday recommended three years of house arrest, allowing for the possibility...
  • Naperville artist repairing damaged 'horse of honor'

    Naperville artist repairing damaged 'horse of honor'
    After being damaged twice in the past week, the Horses of Honor statue that stood in front of the Wrigley Building should be back on his hooves in no time, the artist who designed it said. Diana Leviton Gondek, the Naperville artist who decorated the...
  • Man killed in SunRail crash just left prison

    Man killed in SunRail crash just left prison
    The man who was killed by a SunRail train last week in Sanford is an ex-convict with a history of drug offenses, drunkenness and burglaries who had been released from prison in April. Sanford police on Thursday released his name: Richard Dean Holley, 55....
  • Driver flees on foot after crash with school bus, official says

    Driver flees on foot after crash with school bus, official says
    The driver of a car involved in a crash with a school bus in Suffolk Thursday morning fled the scene on foot following the incident, a city spokeswoman said. The crash happened in the 2200 block of E. Washington Street, which is in front of Hoffler...
  • Woman Struck, Killed By Amtrak Train In Milford

    Woman Struck, Killed By Amtrak Train In Milford
    MILFORD — A woman was struck and killed by an Amtrak train Monday, according to a Metro-North official. The accident happened about 12:20 p.m. Police said the woman's name and age were unknown Monday evening, as were details about why she was on...
  • Lawsuit claims malfunctioning wipers contributed to Megabus crash

    Lawsuit claims malfunctioning wipers contributed to Megabus crash
    A lawsuit claims malfunctioning windshield wipers contributed to the crash of a Chicago-bound Megabus along Interstate 65 earlier this week. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday by four Chicagoans who were on their way back from the Bears game in Atlanta...
  • Two dozen hurt when Chicago-bound Amtrak train hits semi

    Two dozen hurt when Chicago-bound Amtrak train hits semi
    Two dozen people suffered minor injuries when a Chicago-bound Amtrak passenger train collided with a semitrailer at a crossing about 30 miles north of Lafayette, Ind., officials said. The Hoosier State train was traveling from Indianapolis with 56...