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Tractor-trailer with oversized load hit by Amtrak Train

A tractor-trailer carrying an oversized load got stuck at a railroad crossing and was hit by an Amtrak passenger train this week in Halifax, N.C. Luckily, no one was killed, although more than 60 passengers on the train reported injuries, […]

Pierce Egerton

Aviation Safety Event Set for November in Charlotte

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The best way to deal with transportation disasters is to prevent them. With that goal in mind, the NC Department of Transportation is co-sponsoring a safety event for…

Pierce Egerton

Cell Phone, Laptop Distractions Led to Fatal 2010 Barge Vs Duck Collision Says NTSB

There’s been a lot of press attention lately on the dangers of distracted driving. I and many of my Injury Board colleagues have also posted articles on the topic. Yesterday, the NTSB released…

Lawrence Egerton

North Asheboro Middle School Bus Wreck

Around 10:30 a.m. on December 20, 2010 three school buses from North Asheboro Middle School in Randolph County, NC were involved in a wreck in Cary, NC that sent 38 students to hospitals in the…

Pierce Egerton

Pass STOP, Pay $200

If you’ve noticed heavier-than-usual law enforcement presence near your child’s school or during your daily commute through a school zone this week, your eyes are not deceiving…

Lawrence Egerton

Randolph County School Bus Crash

Six or seven Seagrove Elementary School students were taken to area hospitals when a car hit a rear wheel of their school bus on Southrock Road on October 1, 2010. One student was air lifted to UNC…

Lawrence Egerton

Tour Bus, Tractor Trailer among Vehicles in Multiple-Car Collision

Ten people were injured on Interstate 85 just before 5 p.m. on Friday, July 2, 2010 near Charlotte in Gaston County, North Carolina. A pile-up that included a tractor trailer and a tour bus sent…

Lawrence Egerton

Another Train Wreck in Central North Carolina

Several news media outlets report that a train collided with a tractor-trailer this morning, June 7, 2010 in Cleveland, North Carolina.

The train was not derailed; however, the driver of the…

Pierce Egerton

UPDATE: Amtrak Accident in Mebane, North Carolina

On May 13, 2010 I blogged about a collision between an Amtrak passenger train and a tractor-trailer that injured several commuters.

Staff writers at news-record.com are now reporting that 12…

Pierce Egerton

Morning Train Wreck in Mebane, North Carolina Seriously Injures Two Passengers

Two passengers on Amtrak No. 73 headed from Raleigh to Charlotte, North Carolina were seriously injured when a semi-trailer carting a backhoe collided with the train this morning, May 13, 2010. The…