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Train Strikes Pedestrian

Train Strikes Pedestrian

Amtrak train struck a pedestrian, 60-year-old Tina Yvonne Robinson, in Greer at North Line Street and E. Poinsett Street at 6:30 a.m.. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office, the Greer Police Department, Norfolk Southern Railroad and the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office are investigating.

British Driver Totals Ferrari 430 Scuderia ($260,000)

British Driver Totals Ferrari 430 Scuderia  ($260,000)

An hour after purchasing a £200000 Ferrari 430 Scuderia, the driver and his new car went driving. It rained, he went fast, and he “went airborne (and) burst into flames.” The driver came out of it with minor injuries, and damaged pride, according to police reports.

Speed Kills 10,000

Speed Kills 10,000

The NTSB says that speeding is behind about 10,000 highway fatalities annually. From 2005-2014 over 112,500 people died in speed-related accidents on US highways compared to about the same number who died in alcohol-related accidents. Speeding gets less attention.

Bus Crashes in South Africa; 70 Injured

Bus Crashes in South Africa; 70 Injured

A bus crashed at R603 in Adams Mission, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, on the morning of May 12th. According to the paramedics staff, the bus was found lying on the side of the road. Around 70 children sustained injuries in the crash. The cause of crash is under investigation.

School Bus Hits Tree in Kentucky; 15 Injured

School Bus Hits Tree in Kentucky; 15 Injured

A school bus swerved off the Highway 28 close to Gays Creek, southeast Kentucky, on the morning of April 24th. According to sources, the single-vehicle crash happened when the driver tried to escape hitting a dear at the road, and smashed into a tree. The driver and all 14 students sustained injuries of various intensities. The bus was [...]

Update On Rail Collision withAtlantic Station, NYC

Update On Rail Collision withAtlantic Station, NYC

The NTSB launched a team to investigate the rail accident that occurred on January 4, 2017 at 8:20 AM EST in Brooklyn, NY Atlantic Terminal in New York City. The team spent seven days on site. An electric Long Island Railroad passenger train struck a bumping post, derailed a number of M7cars, and resulted in multiple injuries. Dan Donoghue [...]

Cajon Pass: An Accident Remembered

John Anthony will always be sixteen years old. Nicole Brittany will always be eighteen. They died on June 24, 2014 when the PT Cruiser they were in was struck by a cement truck. Their three friends in the PT Cruiser were injured: David, Mikey, and Shayne. Shayne had injuries and is still under medical care and therapy. Mikey had serious [...]

Amtrak Southwest Chief Train Derailment

Amtrak Southwest Chief Train Derailment

Amtrak's Southwest Chief train (Los Angeles to Chicago) had 128 passengers and 14 crew aboard when it derailed. AmTrak's release said... AMTRAK SOUTHWEST CHIEF NEAR DODGE CITY, KAN. Statement as of 3:30 a.m. CT WASHINGTON -- Just after midnight CT today, Amtrak Southwest Chief, Train 4, operating from Los Angeles to Chicago, derailed [...]

Columbia Student Volunteers Killed in Honduras Bus Crash

Columbia Student Volunteers Killed in Honduras Bus Crash

Students on a volunteer mission to Honduras were scheduled to return to the US on Tuesday. Instead their families were notified of the fatal bus accident. The volunteers had also been to Nicaragua. Nineteen year old Patrick Flanagan helped organize the mission through Global Brigades, an worldwide non-profit organization. Research Section of [...]

Japanese Ski Bus Crashes, Killing 14, injuring 27

Japanese Ski Bus Crashes, Killing 14, injuring 27

In the resort town of Karuizawa, people were sleeping on a bus when it crashed on the way to the Kita Shiga ski resort in Yamanouchi. The overnight bus was travelling from Tokyo to central Japan. Fourteen died; twenty-seven were injured. Passengers were between the ages of 18 to 32. The 65 year old driver and 57 year old alternate driver died at [...]

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