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Trolley Crash Award 1.2 Million

Trolley Crash Award 1.2 Million

What: Boston Trolley Where: Boston When: 2009 accident Who: one injury victim Why: A passenger with a neck injury was won a 1.2 Million dollar judgement against Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority after the driver had texted his girlfriend and crashed the Boston Trolley (subway). Drivers are now banned from using phones on the [...]

Expenses Revealed in Michigan AmTrak Crash

Expenses Revealed in Michigan AmTrak Crash

What: Chicago-bound Amtrak Where: Jackson County’s Leoni Township, Michigan When: February Who: 68 aboard, 10 injured Why: In a collision that caused the engine to come to rest on its side and the first two cars of the train to derail, the cost amounted to $2.3 million in damage: $2.2 million in equipment, $37,000 worth of track and [...]

Streetcar Safety Issues A Looming Threat

Streetcar Safety Issues A Looming Threat

The Tucson trolley is a continued problem dangerous for everyone involved. In 2010, a loosened nut caused the brakes of an Old Pueblo Trolley to fail.The trolley rolled into a car which rolled into another and another. The Fourth Avenue Underpass stop was removed from routes because the incline of the underpass was too steep. Now there are [...]

Sleeping SUV Driver Strikes Trolley in India Collision that Kills Doctor

Sleeping SUV Driver Strikes Trolley in India Collision that Kills Doctor

What: Stationary trolley struck Where: India When: Jan 8 2012, 12:30 am Who: 1 fatality, four injuries Why: Dr Yogesh Govil, his wife Rashmi, Dr Piyush Mittal and his wife Sandhiya were returning from a medical conference Bareilly when their SUV driven by Vinod Kumar struck a stationary trolley, knocking it into a field. Dr. Govil who [...]

Trolley Strikes Pedestrian on El Cajon Tracks

Trolley Strikes Pedestrian on El Cajon Tracks

What: El Cajon Trolley Where: Arnele Avenue in El Cajon, East County transit depot When: September 28, 2011 2:30 p.m Who: Andre Duff Zollicoffer Why: Andre Duff Zollicoffer stepped on the trolley tracks apparently to see if the trolley was coming, and ended up trapped in the path of an oncoming trolley. Although he heard the horn and [...]

Names Released of Dead in Rio Tram Accident

Names Released of Dead in Rio Tram Accident

What: Trolley Where: Santa Teresa, Rio When: August 27, 2011 Who: 5 fatalities, 50 injured Why: The tram that derailed last week in Santa Teresa hit a lamppost and fell at Rua Joaquim Murtinho, near the Largo do Curvelo. Over fifty injured were taken to Municipal Souza Aguiar Hospital. The tram is considered a tourist attraction but [...]

Rio: Derailed Tourist Trolley Crash Kills 5, Injures 57 in Santa Teresa

Rio: Derailed Tourist Trolley Crash Kills 5, Injures 57 in Santa Teresa

What: Rio Trolley Where: Santa Teresa neighborhood, Rio de Janeiro When: August 27, 2011 Who: 5 killed, 57 injured Why: The trolley derailed in Santa Teresa, and overturned. Descriptions say the speeding vehicle was behaving as if it had no brakes. The lower platform of the trolley came off its tracks and ended up on its side in [...]

August 23 Settlement of 2006 Trolley Case

August 23 Settlement of 2006 Trolley Case

What: August 2011 settlement Awarded Where: WHEATFIELD When: August 2006 accident Who: Donald Trowbridge, a local landscaper and security guard Why: The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority will be paying Donald Trowbridge $500,000 awarded to him five years after a trolley slammed into his 1995 Ford Escort station wagon and [...]

Philadelphia Trolley Hits DHL Delivery Van

Philadelphia Trolley Hits DHL Delivery Van

What: Septa Trolley Where: the intersection of Island Avenue and Lindbergh Boulevard. Philadelphia When: July 5, 2011 Who: 7 injured Why: A DHL delivery truck passing between a car and the trolley was struck by the Route 36 trolley. The driver of the DHL delivery truck suffered serious head injuries as well as six people on the [...]

Empty Trolley Crashes Wine, Cheese, Smokes

Empty Trolley Crashes Wine, Cheese, Smokes

What: No. 14 trolley Where: intersection of Fujian Road M. and Niuzhuang When: June 21, 2011 Who: 0 Why: The empty trolley crashed into a cigarette and wine store at the intersection of Fujian Road M. and Niuzhuang Road. The exterior concrete wall was smashed, and the ceiling (and wine) demolished. The bus had been stopped due [...]

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