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Woman Hurt in New Jersey Transit Crash Settles for $1.5M

A woman injured in the fatal crash of a New Jersey Transit train in 2016 has settled a lawsuit for $1.5 million. LaTonya Story was aboard the train that crashed at Hoboken Terminal, killing one and injuring more than 100 …

Insurer Asks Court to Divide Money After New Hampshire Crash That Killed Seven

An insurer for a trucking company involved in a crash that killed seven motorcyclists is asking a judge to divide liability payments among victims and their families. The Boston Globe reports that Pilgrim Insurance Co. filed suit in federal court …

World War II-Era Bomber Crashes; at Least Seven Reported Dead

A World War II-era B-17 bomber with 13 people aboard crashed and burned at the Hartford airport after encountering mechanical trouble on takeoff Wednesday, killing seven of them. The four-engine, propeller-driven plane struggled to get into the air and slammed …

NTSB Calls for National Safety Standards for Limousines Following New York Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board on Wednesday called for new national requirements for seating and seat belt systems on limousines, citing evidence gathered in investigations of accidents in New York, Illinois and New Jersey. The NTSB’s Safety Recommendation Report recommended …

New Hampshire Restaurant Accused in Crash Death of Three Men Faces Trial

A Chinese restaurant in New Hampshire accused of over-serving alcohol to three men who later died in a 2016 crash is now on trial. Prosecutors argue 21-year-old Malachi Davis, 21-year-old Hunter Vars and 20-year-old Jack Perrault were all given too …

Limousine Company Operator Arrested Following Deadly New York Crash

Police charged a limousine service operator Wednesday with criminally negligent homicide in a crash that killed 20 people, while the man’s lawyer said that he wasn’t guilty and that police were rushing to judgment. Prestige Limousine operator Nauman Hussain was …

Limo Service Lawyer Says Violations Fixed Before Fatal New York Crash

The limousine service under scrutiny after a crash that killed 20 people fixed safety violations in its fleet before the tragedy, said a lawyer who suggested the driver was unfamiliar with the rural road. Prestige Limousine has been criticized for …

School Bus Driver in Fatal Maryland Crash was Speeding, Had Prior Wrecks

The driver of a Baltimore school bus that careened into a transit bus, killing him and five others, was speeding, had a history of previous crashes and had a seizure the week before, national investigators said Wednesday. Glenn Chappell was …

Wisconsin Limo Service Deemed a ‘Hazard to Public Safety’

A federal agency has ordered a Wisconsin limousine service involved in a fatal crash in Illinois last month to shut down immediately. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered Edgerton-based Lyons Limousine to stop service both in Wisconsin and outside …

First Lawsuits Filed Over Fatal South by Southwest Crash in Austin

The first wave of victim lawsuits since four people died at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, accused organizers of safety lapses after a driver smashed through a barricade and into a crowd of concertgoers. The suits …