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21 Year Old Struck by Train

Bryan Clifton Brady, 21, of Paso Robles was struck by a train near the intersection of 12th St. in Paso Robles. His death occurred at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 31 and was witnessed by the train’s engineer and the conductor who tried to stop the 78-car train. He was found north of the intersection of 12th St. Brady on the tracks. The [...]

Amtrak Strikes Car, Driver Dies

Amtrak Strikes Car, Driver Dies

What: Amtrak train en route from Boston to Newport News Where: private Hunts crossing in Norge When: July 31, 2010 around noon Who: 135 passengers, 1 killed Why: The train traveling 76 mph struck a car, killing the driver. Of the 135 passengers, no one was killed but two were hospitalized. The uninjured passengers were loaded on to a bus and [...]

LA: Bus and Train Collide

LA: Bus and Train Collide

What: Metro bus and Blue Line train Where: Los Angeles When: July 30, 2010, 6:59 a.m. Who: 15 bus passengers; 200 train passengers, 8 injuries Why: the train operator and the bus driver were among those injured in the collision. Six of those injured were on the bus. Only four injured were hospitalized.

A Historical Trolley Footnote

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, trolley companies built a thousand trolley parks at the end of the line, by lakes, rivers or beaches and constructed with carousels, picnic grounds and live entertainment. Eleven are still in operation: Camden Park in Huntington, W.Va. Canobie Lake Park, in Salem, N.H. Clementon Park in Clementon, [...]

SUV Driver Had Alcohol in her system

SUV Driver Had Alcohol in her system

Sylvia Garay and her two friends had been at the Starline Club prior to their SUV accident which precipitated the Greyhound bus [...]

Metro Accident

Metro Accident

A bill granting the Federal Transit Administration unprecedented regulatory authority over public transit systems (Like Metro) is stalled in the House. Nevertheless, NTSB has presented Metro a $220 million list of projects including capital improvements including approval for funding for Metro's procurement of 300 rail cars to replace the [...]

Boston Subway Collision Embarrassment

Boston Subway Collision Embarrassment

The T is Boston's subway system. In Boston, the T made public a promise that it would pursue criminal charges especially against the driver in an April collision involving eight Boston College students in a sport utility vehicle that collided with a trolley. Although there was liquor in the vehicle, the driver, Jane Stanton, a 19-year-old [...]

Fresno Crash Update

Fresno Crash Update

Sinforosa Arreola, a 77-year-old victim of the Fresno bus crash , sustained fractures in both arms, both legs and broken ribs and had surgery late Thursday at Community Regional Medical Center but today has been downgraded from serious to critical. Her husband Tomas Ponce died in the crash

Norfolk Southern Freight Fatality in Warren County

Norfolk Southern Freight Fatality in Warren County

What: Norfolk Southern freight train Where: Warren County, two miles east of routes 340 and 522 When: July 21 2010 Who: unidentified fatality Why: A 3,000 ton 4,000-feet long Norfolk Southern freight train struck a late-model Chevrolet sedan, throwing the unidentified woman driver from the car. The train's operator had sounded the horn [...]

Fresno: Greyhound Crash

Fresno: Greyhound Crash

What: Greyhound bus Where: California's Central Valley When: July 22, 2010 Who: 6 killed 9 injured; 36 aboard the bus. Why: The bus struck an overturned SUV and slammed into the concrete center divider, went down a 15-foot embankment, struck a eucalyptus tree and ended up with its crushed front end on a freeway off-ramp. James [...]

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