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Train accident reaches Supreme Court

Many people may not realize how many Connecticut residents rely on trains each day. Though generally considered a safe and efficient way to get from place to place, sometimes -- even with modern safety technology -- tragedy can strike. Recently, a train accident sparked a debate that has made its way to the state's highest court. 

How to avoid becoming a victim of a public transit accident

The state of Connecticut is still criss-crossed with train tracks, and though it might seem a picturesque nod to an era long passed, residents should be aware that the tracks are still active and used daily by commuter and freight trains. Though many drivers consider it a bother to stop when the safety rails lower, indicating a train is approaching, state police are urging people to stop as soon as the signal begins, even if they think the train is still a long way off. During the recent Rail Safety Week, officials have started a campaign to help people avoid becoming a victim of a public transit accident

Mysterious circumstances surround train accident

For many Connecticut residents, watching a train chug along the tracks gives a certain feeling of nostalgia. A nod to an era long past, trains remind many of a time when our nation relied on them to transport people and goods from coast to coast. Some may assume that trains and their tracks are no longer in frequent use, and the tracks are safe to explore. This is not the case, and trains are making a comeback as an efficient method of transport. Like their predecessors in the past, modern locomotives still carry the risk of a serious train accident

Public transit accident leaves child injured

Summer is winding down in Connecticut, and buses full of children are venturing back out onto the road as a new school year begins. While many children rely on buses to get them to school and return them home, parents may worry about the risk of a public transit accident. Especially when roads are congested by morning traffic or an afternoon rush hour, the risk of a serious accident increases. 

School bus crash not unlike a public transit accident

Many Connecticut parents are breathing a sigh of relief after a serious school bus accident took place on a recent Tuesday morning. According to police, the crash was a head-on collision. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured, although any type of school bus or public transit accident is a cause for concern among community members.