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Tugboat Pilot Says He Could Have Avoided Crash With Duck Boat If He Wasn’t Distracted

The first mate of the tugboat that collided with a duck boat on the Delaware River, killing two Hungarian students, admits he could have avoided the duck boat if he saw it in time.

05/11/2012

Deadly school bus crash in Chesterfield, New Jersey on February 16, 2012. (credit: Paul Kurtz)

Citations Issued To Both Drivers In Fatal Chesterfield Crash

Motor vehicle citations have been issued to the drivers involved in the February 16th fatal collision between a school bus and a dump truck.

03/13/2012

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New Details Emerge On Deadly New Jersey Bus Accident

Eyewitness News has learned new details about what led up to that deadly school bus crash in New Jersey that claimed the life of a 6th grade Chesterfield Township student.

02/24/2012

(The scene of the fatal crash in Chesterfied, NJ.  File photo by Paul Kurtz)

Probe of Deadly South Jersey School Bus Crash Begins To Reveal Clues

NTSB spokesman Pete Kotowski says a team of nine investigators will have to determine the answers to a lot of questions related to last week’s crash.

02/24/2012

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)

NTSB Investigating Fatal School Bus Crash In Burlington County

The National Transportation Safety Board is now involved in the deadly bus accident in Chesterfield Township, Burlington County.

02/17/2012

Stigall Show Log 12.14.11

Chris reacts to the latest dust up between Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney, he talks to Gregory Gianforcaro, a lawyer who specializes in child sex abuse cases, about Jerry Sandusky’s decision to waive his preliminary hearing, he responds to the NTSB suggestion to ban cell phones while driving and talks to Senator Pat Roberts about Jon Corzine’s testimony regarding the missing money from his firm MF Global.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–12/14/2011

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NTSB Wants To Ban Talking While Driving, Even With Hands-Free Devices

Forget texting while driving. The National Transportation Safety Board wants states to ban talking while you’re behind the wheel, as well — except in emergencies.

12/14/2011

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Resident From Philadelphia Survives Jet Crash In Guyana

Among the injured was Geeta Ramsingh, 41, of Philadelphia, who said passengers had just started to applaud the touchdown “when it turned to screams,” she said, pointing to bruises on her knees. She said she hopped onto the wing and then onto the dirt road outside the runway fence.

07/30/2011

(The moment of impact of a 250-foot sewage barge on a disabled "duck boat" on the Delaware River in July 2010.  Two people died.  Photo from NTSB)

NTSB Issues Final Report In Deadly ‘Duck Boat’ Crash On Delaware River

Nearly a year after the deadly collision involving a barge and a tour boat along the Delaware River near Penn’s Landing, the National Transportation and Safety Board determines probable cause and releases safety recommendations.

06/21/2011

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Duck Boat Victims’ Attorney Says NTSB Findings Bolster Their Lawsuit

Attorney Robert Mongeluzzi says that Hunganian students Dawn Schwendtner and Szabolcs Prem would be alive today were it not for the negligence of “Ride the Ducks” and tugboat operator K-Sea Partnerships.

06/21/2011

(A duck boat operates in Old City prior to the July 2010 accident on the Delaware that killed two Hungarian tourists when the disabled duck boat was run down by a passing barge.)

NTSB Reveals New Details Of Its Probe Into Fatal Duck Boat Crash On Delaware River

An NTSB report says the first mate says he had learned that day of a medical emergency involving his son and had been making and receiving cell phone calls preceding the crash.

03/07/2011

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