October 23, 1990 |
A teen-age worker posing as a hanging victim along the route of a Halloween hayride was found hanged for real when the ride reached him, authorities said. A police spokesman said the weekend death appeared to be accidental. The rope was a prop and should not have gone around the boy's neck, officials said.
January 4, 1999 |
For the fourth time since Christmas Eve, a casino-bound bus has been involved in a crash on a New Jersey highway. No one on the bus was injured in Saturday's multi-vehicle accident on the Garden State Parkway, and police said the bus continued on its trip to Atlantic City. A 13-year-old boy riding in another vehicle was in critical condition after icy weather caused the pileup. He was taken by ambulance to Jersey Shore Medical Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 2009 |
More than a decade ago, Metrolink and other commuter rail services throughout California sought and received permission to bypass a federal requirement to install simple safety signs intended to help avoid accidents like last year's Chatsworth disaster. The action was disclosed this week in a technical and financial analysis of high-tech train collision avoidance systems prepared by the staff of the state Public Utilities Commission, which shares some oversight responsibilities for commuter rail systems.