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Ventura County, California: Metrolink Commuter Train Collision

Ventura County, California: Metrolink Commuter Train  Collision

About 5:44 a.m. Tuesday, February 24, 2015, a Metrolink commuter train collided with a truck tractor/ a van semitrailer at a train crossing in Oxnard, Ventura County, California. The crossing at Rice Road had a combination of crossing gates, and post and cantilever mounted flashing lights. Metrolink train #102 and was en-route from east [...]

Massive Fireball from Crude Oil Train Derailment. State of Emergency West Virginia

Massive Fireball from Crude Oil Train Derailment. State of Emergency West Virginia

Fifteen of the 109 cars of a CSX-owned freight train derailed at about 1:20 p.m.February 16, 2015. Crude oil on the train went up in a fireball, leading to evacuation in Mount Carbon, W.Va.. One tanker that fell into the Kanawha River is leaking crude oil. CSX said one person is being treated for potential inhalation. Some residents fled on foot [...]

Dozen Injured, 7 Dead in Metro North, Valhalla NY.

Dozen Injured, 7 Dead in Metro North,  Valhalla NY.

After the gates came down on top of a jeep on the tracks, the driver drove forward, got stuck and was struck by the Metro-North commuter train, the Harlem Line train out of Grand Central Terminal. The jeep driver who was outside of her vehicle and five train passengers were killed. The impact caused in explosion igniting the car and train at the [...]

Cuajimalpa Borough Area Maternity Hospital Explodes in Fuel Tank Blast

Cuajimalpa Borough Area Maternity Hospital Explodes in Fuel Tank Blast

A fuel truck was delivering gas to the maternity hospital kitchen at around 7.15 am local time when the hose broke. Gas workers yelled for people to evacuate. Four babies and three adults have been confirmed dead in the Mexico hospital blast in Cuajimalpa borough. Thirty to forty percent of the maternity hospital building came down, burying [...]

Overcrowded Conditions in Pokharakada Nepal Bus Crash

Overcrowded Conditions in Pokharakada Nepal Bus Crash

The December 7 bus in Nepal that claimed more than seventeen lives and injured over fifty was extremely overcrowded at the time of the crash. The bus had only 38 seats. The accident occurred at night on a narrow mountain road, when the driver veered off the road and the bus rolled 600 meters down. Fourteen people were dead at the scene, and [...]

Train Collision in South Korea Kills 1, Injures 87

Train Collision in South Korea Kills 1, Injures 87

A commuter train and a tourist train collided head-on in Taebaek, a resort area located in eastern Gangwon province of South Korea, and about 200 km southeast of Seoul. The accident happened at about 6 p.m. on July 22. An official of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Nam Young-woo, confirmed that a woman in her 60s lost her [...]

Greyhound Bus Crash with Wrong Way Fatality

Greyhound Bus Crash with Wrong Way Fatality

At least twenty were injured in the collision between Greyhound Bus No. 1679. and a 1990 Ford Mustang near the Ohio border on Interstate 70. Eighteen of the injured were transported by ground or air to hospitals including Reid Memorial Hospital. The New York bound bus was bypassing a stop in Dayton because there were no passengers to pick up, [...]

East Coast: Ten Day Cabot Trail Tour BUS Upset, One Fatality

East Coast: Ten Day Cabot Trail Tour BUS Upset, One Fatality

Twenty-one people from Lancaster County were on a 10-day tour of the Cabot Trail when the bus they were on flipped on its side in Cape Breton between Neils Harbour and Ingonish, N.S. Eighteen passengers were treated for injuries. All but one were between the ages of 70 and 80. 70-year-old Joyce Bower of Ephrata died at the Sydney hospital. She [...]

Saltwater Pipeline Leak at Fort Berthold Indian Reservation

Saltwater Pipeline Leak at Fort Berthold Indian Reservation

A million gallons of saltwater for drilling has leaked at a North Dakota Indian reservation into the lake that provides the reservation's drinking water. The leak has been isolated. Tribal officials are not happy. Tex Hall of Three Affiliated Tribes said, "An underground pipeline near Mandaree leaked about 24,000 barrels, or just over 1 [...]

Passenger Dancing on Double-decker Bus Injured by Overpass Sign

Passenger Dancing on Double-decker Bus Injured by Overpass Sign

One of 45 teenagers was injured when he struck a freeway overpass when he stood up on an open roof double-decker Starline Tours bus on 8 p.m. Thursday July 10, 2014 on the San Diego (405) Freeway near the Arbor Vitae Street overpass. The bus was out for a day of Hollywood sightseeing. At the time of impact the bus was going South on the 405 [...]

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