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Spain train crash may have been caused by distracted driving

According to crash investigators in Spain, the conductor involved in the catastrophic Spain train derailment was talking on his cell phone when he received at least one of the reduce speed warnings he allegedly ignored. The conductor is now facing negligent homicide charges for ignoring three reduce speed warnings in the two minutes before the train sped too quickly around a curve - 121 mph in a 50 mph speed zone - and derailed. The derailment killed 79 people and injured many more.

NTSB Announces Decision After Fatal 2011 Copter Crash, Part 2

The last post brought an update on the NTSB's investigation into a fatal helicopter wreck that killed three people back in 2011. The NTSB concluded that the pilot made a dangerous and faulty decision to continue the flight despite bad weather for which the copter was not certified.

NTSB Announces Decision After Fatal 2011 Copter Crash, Part 1

After around a year and a half, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has announced the results of its investigation into a fatal helicopter crash that killed a pilot, a Mayo Clinic surgeon, and a medical technician in December 2011.

Crash Statistics May Not Accurately Capture Cell Phone Problems

One increasingly common cause of car crashes in California and around the nation is phone-related distracted driving. It seems that hardly a month goes by without another study reporting an even higher rate of phone users who admit to texting and driving or using their phones for other distraction-related activities.

Distracted Driving: Top 10 Distraction Sources

According to a recent survey conducted by AT&T, 98 percent of Americans know that distracted driving is a dangerous activity. While phone-related distractions have received a lot of attention in recent years, any activity that takes a driver's attention off of the road can result in a serious accident and injuries.

Helicopter Crashes During Filming of Reality TV Show Near LA

Three people are dead after a helicopter crashed near Acton, California on Sunday morning. The accident occurred during filming for a Discovery reality show at the Polsa Rosa Ranch, a popular filming area near the Angeles National Forest.

California Tour Bus Accident Caused By Brake Failure?

New information is surfacing regarding the fatal tour bus accident in Southern California. According to records from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the truck company involved in the accident -- Scapada Magicas, was on a federal watch list.

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