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Train Accident

Pierce County Crash: Were The Tracks Fitted With Automatic Braking?

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As more information regarding the deadly Pierce County train accident surfaces, we begin to obtain more information on what the investigation has uncovered. According to USA Today, the Amtrak collision south of Seattle took place on tracks that had been fitted with automatic braking equipment that had already been installed but not yet fully tested. …

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Pierce County Train Accident Kills ‘Multiple,’ Police Still Investigating

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CNN reports that a tragic accident in Pierce County, Washington involving a 501 Amtrak passenger train led to several fatalities. The spokesman for the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office has told the news organization that “multiple” passengers were dead, but was not able to give reporters an official estimate. Cars traveling on I-5 were also damaged …

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Man Seriously Injured In Seattle Car V. Train Accident

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Many train accidents are often ignored by the Washington public because of a lack of deaths or severe injuries. Still, many people who are impacted by these types of accidents suffer injuries and property damage that force them to undergo painful, costly treatments. And sometimes, these victims are even forced to lost wages due to …

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Distracted Driving an Issue Even as Train Deaths Decline

Less people are dying at railroad crossing these days, but distracted driving has emerged as a serious threat. The frequency of train and automobile collisions has decreased nearly 80 percent in the last three decades and has dropped significantly even in the last five years, according to data from the U.S. Department of Transportation. There …

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Distracted Driving, Bad Brakes Blamed for Fatal Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board released a report Tuesday concluding that faulty brakes and inattentive driving were likely to blame for a collision between a truck and an Amtrak train that killed six people and injured more than a dozen last year in Nevada. The panel of investigators believes the truck driver did not notice …

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