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I choo-choose you! To be the train car most likely to let me live!

In two of this year's notable high-speed train derailments--Compostella in Spain in July and the New York Metro North crash on Sunday--the train driver survived, but many of the passengers and crew, who were presumably in cars further back from the engine car, did not. Is there any data from any safety board (NTSB or similar in other countries) that suggests any particular train cars are more safe than others in the event of a derailment? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Dec 9, 2013 - 9 answers

 

Crashed my car, should I fix or just get a new one?

I've been on a cross country road trip for over 35 days, originally departing from Los Angeles. While driving back home, I got caught in a rain/thunderstorm in Louisiana and rear-ended the car in front of me. I only have liability insurance, so the other party is taken care of but I have to take care of my own busted car. I'm wondering if it's worth getting it fixed up or just getting a new car once I get back home. [more inside]
posted by xtine on Jan 11, 2013 - 14 answers

I was in a motorcycle accident. What will I get?

I had a motorcycle accident (I hit a car). The other driver is at fault. My bike will most likely be totaled, I went to the hospital, and some of my other stuff is broken. What will happen, and what should I be doing to make sure I recoup my damages? [more inside]
posted by aaronbeekay on Feb 27, 2011 - 23 answers

Dispatch, we have a problem.

Is there a standard protocol (or best practices) when an emergency responder (PD, FD, EMT) gets into an accident en route to or from a call? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Feb 10, 2011 - 3 answers

Need advice in accident compensation situation

Was hit by a truck whilst riding on my bike at night. Didn't have my light on. There is talk of compensation/suing. Need some advice...(slightly long story) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 27, 2010 - 21 answers

So much for the car and vacation

I was in a pretty crappy head-on collision with another car tonight. Advice on what to do? [more inside]
posted by icarus on Aug 8, 2009 - 32 answers

Emergency responders and accident victims - share knowledge from your experience

What happens after a serious, possibly fatal, accident or crash? NOT an insurance question. [more inside]
posted by txvtchick on Apr 15, 2009 - 29 answers

What is this plane?

Whilst backpacking in the Sierra Nevada mountains, a friend of mine came across what appeared to be the detritus of an aircraft crash. [more inside]
posted by basicchannel on Aug 27, 2008 - 21 answers

Legalities after Bicycle Accident?

I got hit by a car on a bicycle while carrying a laptop. Bicycle & laptop are busted, but thankfully I'm not. What do I do now, legally speaking? [more inside]
posted by suedehead on Sep 7, 2007 - 19 answers

What can friends do after a car accident?

One of my best friends just had a major car accident in which a motorcyclist died. What can I do to help him out? [more inside]
posted by hoverboards don't work on water on Jun 19, 2007 - 16 answers

What's better: hitting a car or hitting the ditch?

What kills people when they drive into the ditch? Is it rolling over, or just the high speeds of the highway? [more inside]
posted by dino terror on Dec 17, 2006 - 19 answers

Help me get over a car accident

My wife got into a car accident last week. I wasn't with her, The story is, someone cut her off and slammed on the breaks and she had to turn to avoid him, she over turned and someone else almost hit her so she turned again and the car started rolling. it was an SUV and that made the flipping so easy. She is unharmed, she did not hit anyone, but the car is totalled. [more inside]
posted by convex on Dec 12, 2006 - 15 answers

Could this really be anything other than bruising?

How likely is it *really* that there's something worse than bruising wrong with me after a minor car accident? [more inside]
posted by catfood on Oct 9, 2006 - 15 answers

Help find this plane crash not listed on FAA

Help me find a record/info of this air disaster: January 2/3 either '69 or '70 Peoria Illinois. Aircraft was a DC9 and company was possibly Ozark. Flight departed Chicago. A search of the FAA website reveals nothing! No google luck either. [more inside]
posted by mule on Jul 1, 2006 - 13 answers

Car Accident Tragedy

Someone in my immediate family was involved in a car accident today on a highway, and he was in the wrong (though no alcohol or drugs were involved). Not only that, but the other driver was killed, and he is probably going to be charged. He is traumatized, extremely distressed, in a bad state mentally. My question is for advice from anyone who has dealt with this kind of situation.
posted by anonymous on Oct 28, 2004 - 15 answers

What to do about an incorrect car accident citation?

OK...I just got in a car accident yesterday. I'm okay, my car is a little screwed. Some guy switched lanes, and i dodged and hit a concrete median, lost control, and shot back across the highway, hitting the lane switcher. A witness says I was trying to pass him in the left hand turning lane (where there was another car). Being that this is Florida and everybody else was a retiree, I got the ticket. I'm going to fight it on the grounds that I couldn't have been doing what the witness said because ITS PHYSICALLY IMPOSSIBLE for me to be where the other car was at the time.

My questions: Anybody successfully fight a crash citation? Any pointers? Anybody get a police report amended? I don't know what I'm facing here...and yes, I've already contacted a lawyer. I see them Monday.
posted by taumeson on Mar 31, 2004 - 13 answers

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