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  • Ferry, Motorboat Crash On San Francisco Bay Claims Life

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 26-Feb-2013

    One of the two people injured recently in a boating accident on San Francisco Bay has lost his life, according to a recent ABC News report. The deceased person was a 68-year-old man originally from Oregon, who had moved to the Bay Area to teach real estate appraisal courses. He suffered serious injuries when the power boat in which he was a passenger crashed into a Golden Gate Ferry in the San ...
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  • Investigation Finds History of Brake Issues Leading Up To Deadly California Bus Crash

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 13-Feb-2013

    A tour bus involved in a crash that killed seven people recently had been placed out of service twice for brake problems before receiving a clean bill of health from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), according to a recent news report. The bus company received a “satisfactory” safety rating from the FMCSA in January 2013, according to recent records. At the time, ...
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  • Big Rig Collides In Kings County, CA With Amtrak Train Heading From Oakland To Bakersfield

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 1-Oct-2012

    At least 20 people have suffered injuries in a Kings County Amtrak train accident involving a big rig. According to MercuryNews.com and KMPHFox26, the commercial truck failed to yield and struck Train 712, forcing three train cars off the tracks and to lean at a 45-degree angle. The Amtrak train departed from Oakland and was heading to Bakersfield when the collision occurred approximately 200 ...
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  • Man on Tracks Struck, Killed by Caltrain in South San Jose

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 21-May-2012

    Police do not currently know why an adult man walked onto the train tracks on the morning of May 16, but are investigating this fatal South San Jose train accident. As reported by NBC Bay Area, this fatal San Jose pedestrian accident occurred at 6:40 am when the man walked onto the tracks near Tamien station and was struck by northbound Caltrain No. 217. Reports do not indicate why the man was on ...
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  • The Extreme Dangers of a Northern California Mass Transit Accident

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 11-Apr-2012

    Mass transit systems such as subways, trains, buses, light rail vehicles, and other carriers offer an affordable means of transportation that allow many people to get to their work with little hassle. However, when accidents occur that involve such vehicles, the results are often devastating and injuries are suffered by many. While such accidents occur much more rarely than car crashes or other ...
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  • San Francisco Streetcar, Police Car Collide Injuring 4

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 5-Jan-2012

    A collision between a San Francisco Municipal Railway light-rail vehicle and a police car resulted in the hospitalization of four people on the morning of December 30. The accident occurred at the intersection of Third Street and 22nd Street when the streetcar struck the police vehicle’s driver’s side while travelling north on the T-Third line, according to The San Jose Mercury News. ...
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