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Lawsuits filed against Amtrak for derailment between Portland and Seattle
Saturday, January 20th, 2018

On the inaugural trip of the Amtrak Cascades 501 from Seattle to Portland, the train derailed near DuPont, Washington, leaving three dead and nearly 80 individuals injured. The first lawsuits were filed against the train company last week for this incident. Additional claims are expected to be filed given the scale of the derailment. The […]

The New Risk of Walking With Headphones
Thursday, March 15th, 2012

We talk to teens and young adults about the risks of distracted driving, but not about distracted walking. New evidence shows a drastic uptick in the number of injuries and deaths where the injured pedestrian was wearing earbuds or headphones. The study, which appears in the journal Injury Prevention, shows the majority –more than two-thirds– of […]

National Transportation Safety Board Urges Total Ban on Cellphone Use While Driving
Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Following a rash of deadly accidents caused by drivers distracted by texting and other cellphone use (like the August 2010 multi-truck and car pileup in Missouri that killed two people that investigators now attribute to texting), the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has urged states to pass laws imposing a total ban on cellphone use […]

January Inspection Showed Truck to Be Dangerous
Friday, July 1st, 2011

You may have seen some footage of the catastrophic Amtrak train accident from last weekend. At least six people were tragically killed in the fiery truck crash that destroyed two rail cars – one with the semi-truck buried inside it.     How did this happen? Investigators are trying to determine how a truck driver […]

Boston Transit Authority Bans Train and Bus Operators From Possessing Cell Phones on the Job After Crash
Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

Reports on Boston ban on train and bus operators from using cellphones on the job