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E-scooters show alarming spike in injuries, study says

Mobility| January 9, 2020

The number of scooter-related injuries and hospital admissions in the U.S. grew by 222 percent between 2014 and 2018.

Scooter use is skyrocketing in cities, but are they safe?

| December 30, 2019

Some have raised concerns given their small size, lower center of gravity than bikes, and relatively high speeds, and exposure to conflicts with vehicles or pedestrians.

Security and Safety | April 4, 2017

NJ Transit derailment injures 5

The slow-speed derailment of the three middle cars happened as train 3926 from Trenton rolled onto Track Nine in the station at about 9 a.m. The impact was hard enough to break a wheel off of one of the cars.

Motorcoach| March 2, 2017

Calif. motorcoach crash kills 1, injures 26

The company involved in the crash had their vehicles inspected 22 times in the last two years, and a vehicle was taken out of service during one of the inspections, according to federal records.

Security and Safety | January 19, 2017

NJ Transit driver injured when gunshots strike bus

The bus driver, a woman in her 30s, suffered an injury to her arm due to broken glass after a driver partition, which may have saved her life, shattered.

Accessibility| October 31, 2016

Ga. woman wins $5M settlement after paratransit accident

Jurors spent about seven hours in deliberations before concluding non-emergency transportation company Logisticare LLC was partially at fault for the 2012 Adele, Ga. accident.

Motorcoach| October 24, 2016

Calif. tour bus crash kills 13, injures 31

All the victims were adults, according to the report, with the surviving passengers and the big rig driver only suffering minor injuries.

Security and Safety | October 13, 2016

NTSB releases preliminary report on NJ Transit crash investigation

In addition, a man who had his finger partially ripped off during the accident is planning to sue the transit agency.

Rail| October 10, 2016

LIRR train derails, injures 29

Official details were not available on the precise circumstances of the incident, which occurred when a passenger train struck a work train about 20 miles east of Manhattan. It was not immediately clear if the work train was stationary at the time.

Motorcoach| August 2, 2016

Calif. charter bus strikes pole, kills 5

The white bus with no identification markings was carrying about 30 people from Southern California to the Sacramento area when it struck a large pole, which appeared to have torn through the center of the bus, splitting the front half nearly down the middle.

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