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WA Officials: High Number Of Paddleboard-Related Deaths Is Concerning

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Police in Washington are worried that paddleboarders are in danger. This concern follows at least three incidents involving paddleboarders. In the three cases, they drowned in Washington waters this month alone. According to officials, the victims were not wearing life jackets. Under the laws of the Evergreen state paddleboards are vessels. So people must always …

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Duck Boat Accident Lawsuit: Victims Rewarded $123 Million

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A jury awarded $123 million in a case involving the horrific 2015 Seattle duck boat accident that killed five people and injured dozens. Victims and families of the deceased were finally able to bring this chapter of their lives to a closure after so much pain and suffering. The accident happened in September 2015. At …

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Can the ‘Flying’ Bus Solve Our Traffic Problems?

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Auto safety is an important subject, and yet many commuters ignore the risks associated with taking large, inefficient means of transportation like buses or trains to work every day. Many who drive to work usually dread the bumper to bumper experience and often hope to beat the traffic by either leaving early or finding new …

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Should Public Transportation Companies Have No-Standing Policies?

It’s a common sight on trains, buses and ferries. Shortly before a stop, passengers stand up and start walking toward the exits. That’s what happened on the ferry that struck a pier in Manhattan, reportedly injuring 85 people. Experts believe the number of injuries would have been reduced if passengers had remained in their seats. …

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Psychological Effects Linger a Year After Concordia Disaster

Sunday will make the one-year anniversary of the Costa Concordia capsizing in the waters near Tuscany. The disaster killed 32 people, but countless more are still dealing with physical and psychological injuries. Approximately 4,200 passengers and crew members survived. Many have lawsuits pending against the cruise company. Some survivors recently took insult when Costa sent …

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Skipper of New York Ferry Claims Thrust Controls Failed

The 36-year-old skipper of a ferry boat said his reverse thrust controls failed as he frantically attempted to avoid a crash, according to federal investigators. The federal agency now says that 85 people were injured, and one person was left in critical condition as the boat slammed into a pier near Wall Street in Manhattan. …

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