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Public Transportation Disasters

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  • Driver sought in Lansdowne hit and run of 14-year-old

    Baltimore County police have asked for the public's help in identifying the driver of the vehicle that struck and severely injured a 14-year-old girl at 9:26 p.m. Wednesday in Lansdowne. According to a release from the police, a green GMC sport...
  • Traffic: Accident on northbound I-83 past the Baltimore Beltway

    As of 9:30 a.m. Friday, traffic was slow on northbound I-83 past the Baltimore Beltway, due to an accident. Accidents were slowing traffic on southbound I-95 at White Marsh Boulevard in Baltimore County, southbound I-95 prior to the split with I-895 in...
  • Clamping down on bus safety

    Clamping down on bus safety
    In recent weeks, federal authorities have shut down four motor coach operators for presenting an "imminent danger" to the public. Unqualified bus drivers, poorly kept records, and even instances of allowing passengers to ride in bus luggage compartments...
  • Two school bus accidents in past week; no injuries

    Two school buses with students on board were in accidents in the past week, though no none was hurt in either one. The first, last Friday at 8:30 a.m., happened on the Hickory Bypass when, according to an accident report, the school bus made a right...
  • Joe Biden: President Obama's loyal pet

    Joe Biden: President Obama's loyal pet
    "I wish [critics of the administration's jobs bill] had some notion of what it was like to be on the other side of a gun, or [to have] a 200-pound man standing over you, telling you to submit [to rape]." -- Vice President Joe Biden, Oct. 18, University of...
  • Roadblock

    On Wednesday I went to Whole Foods in Mount Washington. When I came out, the line of traffic leaving Whole Foods extended from the back of the parking lot to Falls Road. It did not budge.    A bus and a pickup apparently had collided at the entrance of...
  • Jury awards $18.5 million in prisoner-bus death

    A Baltimore City Circuit Court jury awarded $18.5 million on Monday to the family of a man murdered by a fellow inmate on a prison bus in 2005. The jurors found that the state and four corrections officers were negligent in the death of Philip E....
  • Md. trucking firm called 'imminent hazard,' ordered off roads

    Md. trucking firm called 'imminent hazard,' ordered off roads
    A Hanover-based trucking company with a long history of safety violations — including a fatal crash in August — has been ordered off the road after federal regulators found it to be an "imminent hazard" to the public. The Federal Motor...
  • Pedestrian error cited in fatal accident in Dundalk

    Baltimore County police have released the identity of the pedestrian killed in an accident Friday in Dundalk. Joseph Allen McCoy, 52, of the 400 block S. Clinton Street in Highlandtown, was walking north on Eastern Avenue near 54th Street at about 7:05...
  • Crash involving school bus sends five to hospital

    A three-vehicle crash that included a city school bus sent five people to the hospital Monday afternoon, according to fire officials. The cause of the crash, which occurred about 4 p.m. in the 600 block of Patapsco Ave. in Southwest Baltimore, was...
  • One year out, 2012 London Olympics are on track

    While the first official test event for the 2012 Olympics was taking place nearby, local sports fans Neal Weekes and Gordon Cunningham were talking about the Summer Games over a beer at the Mitre Hotel pub in Greenwich. "Greatest thing ever to happen...
  • Scooter accidents up in OC as 'scoot coupes' become more popular

    Scooter accidents up in OC as 'scoot coupes' become more popular
    Have you seen the scoot coupes out and about in Ocean City? If you're at all like me, when you see one you smile and think "how cute and fun!" And your very next thought after that is "too dangerous for me, though." Scoot coupes are those tiny two-...