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Two Lives Lost Because Railway Refused to Spend $350,000 to Install Safety Equipment

A fatal car-train collision last January in Ogden, Ark., is the subject of three pending civil lawsuits. According to the lawsuits, the driver of the car was attempting to cross the railroad tracks when the vehicle was struck by a […]

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Renewed Safety Worries after LIRR Train Crash at Atlantic Terminal, Injuring Over 100 Passengers

A jam-packed Long Island Railroad (LIRR) commuter train crashed as it arrived at the Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn. According to officials, the LIRR train was arriving at the terminal at 8:20 a.m. when it overshot the platform and slammed into […]

Mark Bello

NTSB Rules Freight Train Crew Likely Fell Asleep Causing Fatal Crash

Federal investigators have ruled that the fatal collision between two Union Pacific freight trains in Arkansas on August 17, 2014 resulted from a fatigued engineer and conductor who both likely fell asleep aboard one of the trains. The collision derailed […]

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Tragic Accident Illustrates Need For Regulations on Party Bus Industry

The number of party bus carriers nationwide has skyrocketed in recent years. In California alone, it has more than doubled. Party buses are commercial vehicles used to host celebrations such as birthday parties, graduations, proms, and other special occasions. Many […]

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Tennessee Law Caps Damages for Victims of Bus Crash

The Durham Bus Company recently announced that they will pay for the funerals of six children who died as a result of a school bus crash in Chattanooga. In addition the company will pay for counseling, hospital expenses, travel and […]

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Tennessee Crash Revives Debate Over School Bus Seat Belts

Just before 3:30 p.m. on Monday, a school bus slammed into a tree and split apart, killing at least five children in Chattanooga, Tennessee, officials said. The bus was carrying 35 students in kindergarten through fifth-grade from an elementary school […]

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The NTSB Concludes Pilot Error Led to November 2015 Ohio Crash

After a yearlong investigation, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has determined that pilot error caused the fiery crash in Ohio that killed two pilots and seven passengers aboard a corporate jet last November. The board said that the pilots […]

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‘We Believe There Is Negligence’ in North Carolina Bus Crash that Killed Four and Injured 40 Others

Four people were killed and more than 40 others injured when a bus carrying a college football team, as well as some students from a nearby Christian school, crashed into an overpass in North Carolina. Killed were the bus driver, […]

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Wake Up, Greyhound!

A Philadelphia jury recently awarded a $5 million verdict to four passengers injured in a Greyhound bus crash with a tractor-trailer. At approximately 1:30 a.m. on October 9, 2013, the bus driver was on an overnight trip from New York […]

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Teen Saved Friend’s Life before Being Struck by Train

Railroad safety is for everyone, not just drivers. Pedestrians who choose to walk or play around railroad tracks are trespassing on private property and could be fined, seriously injured or killed. Two witnesses said that at about 8:30 p.m. they […]