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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 [...]

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 [...]

Damage Payment Plan Rejected

Damage Payment Plan Rejected

The settlement proposal from an October 2010 accident in Jamaica has been rejected. The negligence suit was brought against the State-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company. The crash victims were on a church trip in the bus which flipped and fell to the bottom of a St. Ann ravine. Some were injured and one teenaged girl died. Attorney-at-Law [...]

Recall: Step2 Recalls Ride-On Wagon Toys Due to Fall Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Toys R Us

Recall: Step2 Recalls Ride-On Wagon Toys Due to Fall Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Toys R Us

Step2 Recalls Ride-On Wagon Toys Due to Fall Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Toys R Us Name of product: Step2® Whisper Ride Touring Wagon™ Hazard:The removable blue seat backs can detach and allow the child in the wagon to fall out, posing a fall hazard. Units: About 14,000 Description: This recall involves Step2® Whisper Ride Touring [...]

Train Crossing Collision Case to be Tried in Taurango

Train Crossing Collision Case to be Tried in Taurango

The case of a drunk driver who, with her child in the car, rear-ended another car at a train crossing on Totara Street will be tried in Tauranga District Court. Her car between two stationary vehicles was stopped at the railway crossing waiting for a train to pass. The thirty-nine year old driver has not yet been charged but had a breath [...]

Big Bear Tourbus Crash Victims Want Action

Big Bear Tourbus Crash Victims Want Action

The Big Bear Lake tour bus crash victims want a congressional investigation after the investigation reveals six brakes on the National City Bus Company (Scapidas Magicas) bus were defective. How can it be that a month before the crash, investigators had given the National City bus company, Scapidas Magicas -- or "Magical Escapes" -- a [...]

Train-Bus Case in Kenya court

Train-Bus Case in Kenya court

Bus driver Edward Githae Wanjau appeared before Makadara court on Thursday charged with causing death by dangerous driving, two counts of blocking a railway line, and driving without a Public Service Vehicle (PSV) license. The accident on October 30 left 12 people dead and twenty-one injured. Kenya Railways Corporation had as late as February [...]

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