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Let’s say you get in an accident while riding on a city owned bus and it was the bus driver’s fault. Now, with most government-operated institutions or services, things get much more complicated.
Because SEPTA is a state agency, claims must follow rules that apply to claims in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. There are additional regulations in place regarding Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law and the Motor Vehicle Code that will regulate any claims against SEPTA.
So, is mass transit really more dangerous than driving a car or truck – or could it be that a reliance on buses and other public transportation vehicles is actually safer than driving?
Trains' whistles are often heard in Bellingham, and all through Whatcom County as well as Skagit County. As we are located in a busy corridor for trains traveling along the coast, their visits through here are increasingly frequent. Where cars and trains meet, sometimes deadlly accidents occur. Learn more about what factors can cause accidents at railroad crossings, and how dangerous it is for cars in an accident with a train.
A bicyclist was riding alongside the 40-foot Metro trolley bus when the bicyclist lost control and was run over by the bus. The bus was traveling west on the No. 14 route. The bicyclist was rushed to Harborview Medical Center in serious condition.
Jimmy Yoshio Kato, 75, was killed early Saturday morning after rear-ending a bus on I-15. The bus had pulled over on the side of the road when Kato crashed into it.
Five people are being taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a bus crash in West Palm Beach, a city fire spokesman said. The crash involving a Palm Tran bus happened about 10:35 a.m. at Eucalyptus Street near Dixie Highway.