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Fatal Accidents

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The Legal Entanglements Of Roadside Memorials

While the people who create roadside memorials do so with the best intentions, they may not realize that they are using public land for a private purpose – one of several unintended consequences such displays present.

02/04/2013

(A Philadelphia police officer stands guard outside a Broad Street subway entrance that was shut down by a fatal accident.  Credit: CBS3)

Woman Fell Onto Broad St. Subway Tracks Before Being Hit By Train

SEPTA officials say the woman touched the third rail after falling off the station platform, then was struck by an oncoming train.

08/15/2012

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Horsham Man Will Serve 4-8 Years For Drunken, Fatal Car Crash

Connor McNicholas tearfully told the families who lost their sons, “There are no excuses for what I did that night. I lost two of my best friends.”

06/12/2012

FILE PHOTO: A school bus is lodged between a utility pole and a traffic light standard after colliding with a dump truck. (Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Legal Expert Says Only Certainty After Fatal School Bus Crash Is Lawsuits

As a Burlington County, NJ community mourns, investigators continue working to find the cause of Thursday’s fatal accident between a school bus and a dump truck.

02/17/2012

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Driver In Upstate NY Megabus Crash Pleads Not Guilty To 4 Deaths

Criminal charges have been unsealed against the driver of a doubledecker Megabus that rammed a bridge in New York state last September, killing four people.

05/09/2011