Articles tagged with: Crash
A 78 year-old woman was killed by a Union Pacific freight train in San Leandro Tuesday night after her daughter mistakenly drove their car down a set of railroad tracks, police reported Wednesday.
San Leandro Police said the 56 year-old daughter got out of the car and unsuccessfully tried freeing her elderly mother from the stuck 2011 Toyota Prius before an oncoming freight train rear-ended the car at the Williams Street railroad crossing near San Leandro Blvd. at 10:10 p.m.
(6/25) — 2229 PDT — LOVELOCK, Nev. — Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board said 28 people on board an Emeryville-bound Amtrak train were still unaccounted for after a semi-truck collided with several train cars Friday afternoon.
Six people were killed in the fiery accident, authorities said.
The National Transportation Safety Board has faulted a MUNI Metro operator for colliding his train into another stopped streetcar at the West Portal Station in 2009, injuring 48 people.
The Board released findings from a federal investigation into the July 18 rail accident, blaming the operator of the L-Taraval streetcar for switching his train from automatic to manual mode without approval from MUNI’s Central Control.
(9/8) — 18:54 PDT — OAKLAND, CALIF. — A runaway dump truck collided with a dozen cars and injured four people at the Grand Avenue exit from eastbound Interstate 580 in Oakland’s Grand Lake District during the afternoon commute hour Wednesday.
Police said the driver of the dump truck reported that his brakes failed when he was exiting the freeway.
SAN FRANCISCO – Three major traffic incidents that involved MUNI vehicles left one man dead, several passengers injured and delayed service for hours in different parts of the city Saturday.
The first accident happened in Chinatown after a 8X-Bayshore Express bus collided with a 30-Stockton trolley coach near Stockton and Clay Streets at around 11:00 a.m., authorities said.
A MUNI bus being driven by an operator undergoing training wiped out a lightpole, parking meters and two trees before it slammed into the side of a building on Laguna Street between Post and Sutter Sts. in San Francisco Japantown Tuesday afternoon.
No one was injured in the crash, but traffic was snarled for hours as fire crews and MUNI officials blocked off Laguna Street to tow the disabled bus off the sidewalk where it came to a rest.
VIDEO & PHOTOS: Bus being towed away & crash scene
There was an amazing – and potentially dangerous scene – atop Noe Valley in San Francisco Thursday when a moving truck careened down a steep hill and slammed straight into a building on the 900 block of Church Street.
The incident happened at around 11:30 a.m. leaving the moving truck crumpled into the home’s garage. Witnesses who saw the incredible crash were amazed and some said they didn’t even recognize that the moving truck was actually a truck.
PHOTOS AFTER THE JUMP:
The finger-pointing will almost certainly get fiercer in the days and weeks to come in the aftermath of last Saturday’s collision between two MUNI Metro streetcars at the West Portal Station. Four dozen people were injured in that incident — almost all of them were transported to area hospitals for evaluation.
But in the criticism that we have heard in the days following the incident, criticism levied against MUNI, the train operator, the protectionist transit workers union, and the problem-plagued Automatic Train Control technology that contributed to the great MUNI Metro Meltdown of October 1998, we haven’t seen much common sense reality in play.
Photo by Dan Pritchard via Twitter.com
CALIFORNIA BEAT STAFF REPORT
A collision between a semi-truck and a MUNI Light Rail Vehicle traveling southbound on the T-Third line that sent seven people to the hospital Tuesday afternoon was caused by the driver of the big rig who made an illegal left turn right into the train’s path.
The incident occurred at the intersection of 3rd and 22nd Streets near Potrero Hill in the city’s Dogpatch neighborhood at around 3:35 p.m. A southbound T-Third train was heading towards the Bayview/ Hunters Point neighborhood when the semi-truck turned in front of the streetcar from the right traffic lane.