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136-car Train Derails in New Orleans

136-car Train Derails in New Orleans

What: westbound freight train Where: eastern New Orleans When: August 9, 2010 Who: no reported injuries Why: The cause is currently unknown. 29 of the 136 cars derailed. The derailing closed Hayne Boulevard from Bullard Avenue to Paris Road. Derailed hopper cars and a few tankers ran along Lake Pontchartrain levee. No toxic chemicals are [...]

Truck Driver Dies in Train Collision

Truck Driver Dies in Train Collision

What: Front Runner Train Where: 1800 N Sunset Utah When: Tues August 10 2010 Who: 52 year old Truck Driver died on the scene; and one passenger on the train was injured. Why: The driver of a pickup drove around a train gate and into the path of an oncoming train. The pickup was pushed down the track four blocks. It takes about a mile for a [...]

3 Die in Japanese Shuttle, 6 critical

3 Die in Japanese Shuttle, 6 critical

What: Tour bus en route from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon National Park Where: Interstate 15, outside of Cedar City, Utah When: Aug. 09, 2010 6:40 p.m Who: 15 people on board, 3 fatalities Why: The tour bus (shuttle) of Japanese tourists hit the median and rolled near mile maker 66 while heading north on Interstate 15, killing two adults and [...]

Niagara Falls Trolley Destroyed by Fire

Niagara Falls Trolley Destroyed by Fire

What: Replica 55 T line Trolley Where: Niagara Falls Airport When: August 2, 2010 Who: no injuries Why: The replica trolley in front of the new transportation center at Niagara Falls Airport caught fire around noon. The trolley and part of the building was damaged by the fire. The trolley normally picks up visitors at hotels and [...]

Tacoma: Pedestrians Struck by Train

Tacoma: Pedestrians Struck by Train

What: Amtrak Cascades train, number 509 which runs from Seattle to Eugene, Oregon Where: Titlow Beach at the end of 6th Avenue, north of Steamer’s Seafood Café, Tacoma Washington When: August 8 2010 Who: 2 pedestrians struck; 271 passengers unhurt Why: A man and a woman standing on the tracks were taking photographs of a northbound train [...]

Amtrak Track Sheared in Two, 21 Injured

Amtrak Track Sheared in Two, 21 Injured

What: Amtrak San Joaquin Passenger train 714 en route from Oakland to Bakersfield Where: South Valley at the intersection of Central Valley Highway and Shafter Avenue in Shafter When: August 6, 2010 4 pm Who: (at least) 21 injuries reported; 219 passengers Why: The train struck a semi that was reported both as stalled and as attempting to [...]

4 Car Pile Up

4 Car Pile Up

What: GMC struck by 2 school buses en route to Six Flags. Where: Gray Summit, Missouri When: August 5 2010, 10:30 AM Who: 50+ students on 2 school buses, 2 fatalities. Why: First, the GMC pickup ran into a semi tractor. When the John. F. Hodges High School bus driver tried to avoid a vehicle on the shoulder, she ran into the pickup; and [...]

Benton County Train Crash

Benton County Train Crash

BENTON COUNTY-AUGUST 5 2010-Matthew Musser's tractor collided with a train by the Earl Park grain elevator, on County Road 550 North Benton County around 3:30 Thursday afternoon. Musser failed to yield to the train. He was pronounced dead on the scene. The County Road crossing has no cross arms.

9 injured in Metro bus Collision

9 injured in Metro bus Collision

What: Metro bus Where: Hill and Temple streets, DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES When: August 3 2010 Who: 9 injured Why: The bus was traveling northbound on Hill Street; the truck was traveling eastbound on Temple Street when they collided.

Sound Transit Light Rail Collision

Sound Transit Light Rail Collision

What: Sound Transit Light Rail Where: South Seattle When: August 3 2010 Why: A northbound train collided with a pickup which made an illegal left on a red light from Martin Luther King Jr. Way onto South Dawson Street. Buses temporarily picked up the traffic while service was suspended but it was operating again by late afternoon.

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