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Old August 24th, 2006, 04:25 AM   #41
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This I guess(I live near Washington DC):



No one was killed, but it was the most visually shocking as it ahppenned on a station.
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Old August 28th, 2006, 10:48 PM   #42
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More recently there was a crash on the Central Line, which closed that line for several months. 32 people were injured when a train carrying 800 passengers jumped the tracks and hit a wall at Chancery Lane station.



http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2694361.stm
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Old March 13th, 2008, 03:45 AM   #43
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accidents of involve public transportation









these were deadly




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Old March 14th, 2008, 08:05 PM   #44
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don't you have some from your country?
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Old March 15th, 2008, 08:54 AM   #45
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Collisions between LRT and vehicles:

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Old March 15th, 2008, 10:55 AM   #46
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^ wow, nearly all involving left turns.


this one is horrific:
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Old March 15th, 2008, 01:02 PM   #47
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Old March 16th, 2008, 07:31 PM   #48
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^ wow, nearly all involving left turns.


this one is horrific:
how the hell did that happend???
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Old March 16th, 2008, 08:00 PM   #49
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how the hell did that happend???
From www.praguepost.com:

Trams called safe despite accidents, deaths

Reckless driving, not mechanical failure, blamed for accident


Barriers at the bustling Karlovo namesti tram stop prevented victims from getting out of harm's way.
By Matt Reynolds

March 24, 2005


When the 16-ton tram came at them, those waiting at the Karlovo namesti tram stop couldn't flee— a barrier separating the platform from the street blocked their way.

A 59-year-old man was crushed to death and three people were critically injured in the March 16 accident, while a 64-year-old woman standing nearby was killed when the tram flung her into the path of a car. City transit officials, however, point out that such accidents are rare and call Prague's 20-year-old fleet of trams safe.

The crash, the worst tram accident in Prague this year, brought the death toll involving trams to four in three months.

At first officials said track failure or a breakdown with the tram itself could have been to blame. But then witnesses said the driver had taken the 90-degree turn that leads into Karlovo namesti — heading westbound from the Stepanska stop — at an unusually high speed. The speed limit there is 15 kilometers (nine miles) per hour. Police later said the tram was going 32 kilomers per hour. The front car of tram 22 stayed on track, but the back car lurched off.

An eyewitness told Mlada fronta Dnes that the driver "was going like a crazy man."

The driver, only identified as Jiri P., had 13 years of experience without incident, said Michaela Kucharova, spokesperson at the city's Traffic Authority, and had passed his yearly "health, psychological and procedural" exams. He suffered a nervous breakdown after the accident, said Kucharova, and his license has been suspended pending investigation.
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Old March 17th, 2008, 01:00 AM   #51
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Philadelphia, PA USA (Septa)

Trolley and car crash: http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?se...cal&id=6017752

Here a woman got stuck under a trolley and later died:


nbc10.com image http://www.nbc10.com/news/14728370/detail.html#

Bus accident: http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/gallery?...708193&photo=1

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Old September 4th, 2008, 12:03 AM   #52
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Car driver in Munich wanted to take the subway. I like how the pedestrians pass as if they don't even notice the accident:




This is just a pedestrian underpass but I like the photo. In Moscow:



Source: http://www.sueddeutsche.de/automobil...63/p0/?img=5.0
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Old September 4th, 2008, 01:00 AM   #53
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Collisions between LRT and vehicles:

You'd think people in Houston would learn to look for trams...
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Old September 4th, 2008, 02:52 PM   #54
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Photos from metro Otradnoe June 2008 accident, when subway train derailed due to rail deformation


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Как только проедят напечатанные амерами баблосы, нефтя будет падвацать, хас папиисяд, а толяр - пасто диривянных. И ражко сразу развалиццо. Патаму шо она сичаз разваливаиццо, хотя нефтя ещё не падвацать
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Old September 4th, 2008, 05:19 PM   #55
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During the construction of the Pinheiros Station in Line 4 of Săo Paulo's subway:





7 people were killed.
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Old September 4th, 2008, 11:10 PM   #56
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MTC is English for Montreal Transport Corporation, a.k.a., La société de transport de Montréal...

The MTC should act now to redesign deadly bus mirrors

The Gazette

Monday, September 01, 2008

"Stand well back from the sidewalk curb when waiting at a bus stop," the Montreal Transit Corp. advises anyone browsing its web site (http://www.stm.info/english/info/a-prudence.htm). "If you stand too close to the curb, you risk being hit by the bus's side mirror."

Thus the MTC lays the onus of avoiding a "serious accident" squarely on the shoulders of pedestrians, pointing out that bus drivers have to manoeuvre their way through traffic.

Even when driven "preventively," the MTC said, a bus can strike a pedestrian with its side mirror. And not just at stops, we might add. Any bit of curb can be dangerous when there's a bus around.

This short message, headlined "Keep your distance! A bus mirror to the head can ruin your whole day," seems to be the only effort that the MTC makes to warn us that the mirrors can hit someone standing at the edge of a sidewalk. Many waiting passengers know to their shock just how large and frightening those mirrors can be when they suddenly swing by.

Nearly a decade ago,
--sorry!-- Quebec coroner Paul Dionne determined that the height of bus side mirrors "appears to be a problem." Dionne made this finding following his investigation into the accidental death in 1998 of Raphael Imer, a Concordia University student struck by the driver's side mirror outside the Vendôme métro station.

Since then, three more people have died as a result of being struck by a side mirror, with others suffering injuries. The most recent incident occurred last week, when a 48-year-old woman was struck, suffering a fractured skull.

In January this year, an accident resulted in the death of Teresa (Terry) Guidotti-Lapierre, who was struck, reportedly by a bus mirror, in Pointe Claire. Guidotti-Lapierre's death is under investigation by a coroner.

The MTC seems, from what its spokesperson said, to have ignored the 1998 recommendations from the coroner. This has proven to be a terrible mistake. There is every possibility that more lives have been lost, and other injuries suffered, because inadequate attention was paid to this problem.

Can these mirrors be moved? Redesigned? Raised? Could the mirrors at least be equipped with some kind of flasher to warn pedestrians to step back? A web site warning, paired with advice such as not to cross the street anywhere other than at an intersection, is just not enough.

© The Gazette (Montreal) 2008


To cut a loonngggg story short, just avoid either side mirror (left- or right-hand one), coz both sides are turning out to be fatal...
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Old September 6th, 2008, 07:29 PM   #57
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This happened on 2007 in Caracas Subway (Metro de Caracas), what happened was that one of the vagon that was arriving to the station crashed to another one that was there waiting to leave .







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Old September 7th, 2008, 06:50 AM   #58
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rs9LakVNlrE

The only accident in Toronto's subway to kill passengers. It shocked the city when it happened in 1995.
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Old September 7th, 2008, 07:50 AM   #59
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The deadliest rail accident in JR history: JR Fukuchiyama Line derailment in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture.

Deaths: 106 passengers + operator
Injuries: 555

The incident occurred Monday, April 25, 2005 at 9:18 AM, when a seven-car train departed Amagasaki Station bound for Doshisha-mae Station.

The operator of the train was speeding at 116 km/h around an especially sharp curve (max. speed of 60 km/h), causing the first five cars of the train to derail, with the first two smashing into an apartment building adjacent to the ROW.

Pictures from asahi.com

The 2nd car of the train, wrapped around the building


Inside the 3rd car


The search team scouring the site








The investigation is just now winding down (!). The investigation team has come to the conclusion that some sort of automatic train stop (ATS) control was necessary for the location of the derailment. The president and upper-level management of JR West will be formally charged with professional negligence resulting in death.

There was actually another train approaching the scene of the incident, but one of the residents in the neighborhood quickly pushed the emergency button at one of the crossings, alerting the other train driver to stop.
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The person who pressed that button at the stop is a hero!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7602748.stm

Man killed in bus and tram crash

The bus was badly damaged. Pic: Dave Steiert
A man has died in an accident involving a bus and a tram in Croydon.

The crash happened at about 1000 BST on Sunday in George Street. The driver of the bus was taken to hospital.

Six other people also went to hospital with injuries described by police as "non-critical". Two shop fronts and a BMW car were also damaged.

Transport for London said: "Following a collision involving a route 468 bus and a tram, a person has been killed. We will carry out a full investigation."

Their statement went on: "Our deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of the person who died and those who were injured.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said the man who died was believed to be in his late 20s. Police were contacting next of kin.

He appealed for witnesses to the accident to contact police. Some roads in the area were closed while investigations were carried out.
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