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Body found under San Francisco Commuter Train

Body found under San Francisco Commuter Train

In Muni, a San Francisco Bay commuter train struck and killed a person on the tracks at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday July 10. None of the 500 commuters aboard the train were injured. At the Menlo Park station, passengers changed trains. Service was halted until the coroner was able to recover the body from the tracks.

Overpass Collapses in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Overpass Collapses in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

The early Friday collapse of the highway overpass in the Brazilian World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte has resulted in at least two deaths. The under construction bridge collapsed on vehicles passing underneath. A body was removed from a vehicle pinned in rubble. Also, a bus driver was killed behind the wheel. Twenty-two were injured. The [...]

SEPTA Bus, Car Accident injures Pedestrians In North Philadelphia

SEPTA Bus, Car Accident injures Pedestrians In North Philadelphia

A vehicle possibly driven by an inebriated driver rear-ended a Route 54 SEPTA bus at 4 p.m. at 7th and Lehigh in North Philadelphia. The bus then struck four other vehicles and pedestrians. None of the bus passengers were injured but the driver was taken to Temple University Hospital, and two female pedestrians, were hospitalized in [...]

Trains Collide in Durban

Trains Collide in Durban

Two Metrorail trains collided in Durban on July 8 2014, injuring eighty people. (The reported number of injuries ranges from fifty to eighty.) Some of the injured were hospitalized at Addington Hospital, and some were treated by paramedics. EMS were on the scene There were no fatalities reported, and while some of the injuries were serious, [...]

Train Derailment: Boeing fuselages may never fly after derailment; Insurance claim? Repurpose? Salvage?

Train Derailment: Boeing fuselages may never fly after derailment; Insurance claim? Repurpose? Salvage?

The fate of the cargo of the derailed train is up in the air, even if the cargo itself never sees the sky. Nineteen of ninety cars derailed east of Superior, Montana. The Montana Rail Link derailmentdamaged some Boeing fuselages en route from Spirit Aerosystems to Boeing in Washington state. Six 737 narrowbody fuselages and assemblies for [...]

Commuter Bus Crashed Near Mbombela; 2 Killed, 113 Injured

Commuter Bus Crashed Near Mbombela; 2 Killed, 113 Injured

A Buscor bus collided with an SBV cash-in-transit vehicle, and fell into a culvert between Carino and Tekwane South, KaNyamazane, 15 km off Mbombela, South Africa. The accident which happened on the morning of June 11 killed at least 2 people while 113 others were injured. Most of the injured sustained lacerations and fractures. They were [...]

School Bus Collides with Pickup Truck in Fresno, CA

School Bus Collides with Pickup Truck in Fresno, CA

A northbound pickup truck on Cornelia Avenue pulled in front of a westbound school bus on Kearney Boulevard west of Fresno, California, shortly before 2 p.m.  on June 9. The collision caused minor injuries to 6 out of 20 Central Unified School District students aboard the bus. Highway Patrol spokesman Brad Simpson said that the bus had the [...]

Uttar Pradesh Trains Collision Kills 40

Uttar Pradesh Trains Collision Kills 40

A passenger train coming from Hisar in Haryana to Gorakhdham in northern Uttar Pradesh hit a stationary freight train near Khalilabad, 700 kilometres east of New Delhi on May 26. The collision resulted in the derailment of 6 bogies of the Gorakhpur Express passenger train, leaving dozens of the passengers trapped in the wreckage. Forty [...]

Peru Bus Crash Kills 16

Peru Bus Crash Kills 16

A bus leaving Arequipa city and heading towards the coastal town of Chala crashed in the southern region of Arequipa province, Peru, on May 23. The bus driver apparently slept while driving and the bus veered off a mountain road at Quebrada del Toro, plunging 100 meters down into a ravine. Fourteen people died on the spot while two others [...]

Bus Accident Blocked Admiral Wilson Boulevard in Camden for 4 Hours

Bus Accident Blocked Admiral Wilson Boulevard in Camden for 4 Hours

An accident involving a bus and two other vehicles on Admiral Wilson Boulevard in Camden County, New Jersey caused closure of the road for nearly four hours on May 23. The accident caused a pole and wires to come down which blocked the road for any traffic. Approximately 3100 people in Camden remained without power for a few hours due to the [...]

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