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Director Randall Miller, Producers Indicted In Fatal Train Crash

Director Randall Miller, Producers Indicted In Fatal Train Crash

A grand jury in rural Wayne County convened over felony charges against director Randall Miller, his wife and business partner, Jody Savin, and the film's executive producer, Jay Sedrish from when a freight train plowed into the film's crew in southeast Georgia. The filmmakers face up to 11 years in prison each. A 27-year-old assistant was [...]

Multiple Train Collisions at Bad Crossing

Multiple Train Collisions at Bad Crossing

Scarcely a week apart two drivers collided with a train at the Pleasant Prairie train crossing in Wisconsin, where locals requested better signals in 2011. In classic doublespeak, the railroad commissioner said that it was not a priority, but that "if I had my way, I'd put lights and gates at every crossing in the state." Because two accidents [...]

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Recall

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Recall

NHTSA Campaign ID Number : 14V210 Manufacturer : Westward Industries Make / Model Years : WESTWARD / 2013 Subject : Front Brake Pads may Fall Out of Caliper NHTSA Campaign ID Number : 14V215 Manufacturer : Blue Bird Body Company Make / Model Years : BLUE BIRD / 2009-2015 Subject : Ice May Form in Intake Manifold NHTSA Campaign ID [...]

Mission Archery Recalls Crossbows Due to Injury Hazard

Mission Archery Recalls Crossbows Due to Injury Hazard

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Recall date: JUNE 03, 2014 Recall number: 14-197 Recall Summary Name of product: MXB crossbows Hazard: The crossbow can fire an arrow unexpectedly without the trigger being pulled, posing an [...]

10 Killed as Bus Falls into a Gorge in Himachal Pradesh

10 Killed as Bus Falls into a Gorge in Himachal Pradesh

On the evening of May 26, a Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) bus en route from Theog to Neri rolled down into a 150 ft deep ditch at Balghar curve near Theog Town, some 60 km from Shimla, the state capital of Himachal Pradesh. Eight women and two children were killed on the spot and 40 others suffered injuries of varied [...]

Maharashtra Train Crash Kills 17, Injures 89

Maharashtra Train Crash Kills 17, Injures 89

Diva-Sawantwadi Road passenger train derailed on Sunday morning at 9:40 a.m, between Roha and Nagothane stations in Raigad district of Maharashtra, India. The train, fully packed with passengers, left Diwa near Mumbai at 6:25 a.m and reached Nagothane at 9.25a.m. After about 15 minutes, its engine and four coaches derailed, resulting in [...]

Kerala Leak Ignored for Twenty Years

Kerala Leak Ignored for Twenty Years

A fifteen to twenty year long leak in Bank Junction has a neighborhood knee-deep in water, thanks to the Kerala Water Authority’s failure to stem a leak in their LPSC pipeline. The standing water is dangerous to the immediate ten neighbors whose properties are inundated. The water apparently floods the area regularly, twice a [...]

Rail Safety Overhaul by Federation of Canadian Municipalities in Ottawa

Rail Safety Overhaul by Federation of Canadian Municipalities in Ottawa

In response to the train disaster in Lac-Megantic, Transportation Safety Board of Canada is planning to announce three new safety recommendations. The investigation has already resulted in two safety advisories urging a revision of the Canadian Rail Operating rule governing the securing of parked trains. A rail safety group was set up after the [...]

OC Transpo Bus in Lawsuit

OC Transpo Bus in Lawsuit

The double-decker OC Transpo bus whose front end was ripped off by a train on September 18, 2013 is the subject of a 1.4 million lawsuit. The family of Michael Bleakney who died in the crash has filed a lawsuit seeking 1.2 million in damages from the driver's estate and the city of Ottowa. Allegations are that the driver “drove in a [...]

2.1 Million settlement

2.1 Million settlement

On July 2012, a Greyhound bus hit an overturned Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV on the freeway, careened down an embankment and struck a tree. Driver Sylvia Garay, 18, of Dinuba and passengers Stephanie Cordoba, 20, and 19-year-old Vanessa Gonzalez, both of Fresno all died in the suv. Bus driver, James Charles Jewett, 57, of Sacramento, and [...]

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