Trains Collide in Central Portugal, Injuring 21

Trains Collide in Central Portugal, Injuring 21

News Jan 22, 2013

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Emergency services say a high-speed intercity train rear-ended a local train waiting to enter a station in central Portugal, slightly injuring 21 people.

The collision late Monday derailed several carriages and left a pile of wreckage on Portugal's main north-south line.

Officials said the local train was waiting to pull into a station near Coimbra, 200 kilometers (120 miles) north of the capital, Lisbon, when the northbound intercity train slammed into it from behind at 9.15 p.m. (2115 GMT).

Transport Minister Alvaro Santos Pereira said Tuesday he had ordered an inquiry into the causes and expected a preliminary report within three days.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Source
The Associated Press
Amber Williams, 24, gave her 17-month-old son cocaine and put him into a cold bath after he consumed the opiates, requiring five doses of Narcan from firefighters to revive him.
Onslow County EMS reported the frequent use of Narcan last year cost the agency $19,000.
Tonya Johnson, 43, was hit and killed by a pickup truck when she exited her vehicle on a highway.
Hazleton firefighters gathered used equipment and a truck from local companies to donate to Santo Domingo's fire department.
Nine Mile Rescue Squad is hosting a fundraiser to help pay for the captain's young nephew's funeral.
Trauma surgeons led the 'Train the Trainers' class for first responders in response to the increased frequency of mass shootings.
The city of Victorville aims to run the San Bernardino County Fire Department to save an estimated 5.2% on operational costs after 5 years.
After two people died falling through ice, the Wichita Fire Department is warning people to stay away from frozen ponds as warmer temperatures thins the ice.
The 55-bed Addiction and Stabilization Center offers immediate and long-term care to overdose patients to relieve hospital emergency rooms.
In December, Care Flight awarded 20 of its critical care medical team members with recognition for advanced study, skills, and achievements.
New default settings on electronic medical records systems remind doctors to limit opioid prescriptions to 10 pills for acute pain treatment.
The March 31st, 2018 event is a nation-wide, free course on the principles of bleeding control and providing first aid until the arrival of emergency responders.
Residents affected by the October Bear Fire raised $4,500 for Boulder Creek Fire Department to show their gratitude for saving their homes.
The second annual First Responder Challenge raises money for families of personnel killed in the line of duty.
Quick-fire last-day sessions examine various aspects of running programs.