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Ride The Ducks To Pay $123 Million to Seattle Duck Boat Crash Victims

A Seattle jury ordered Ride the Ducks International and its Seattle operator to pay the victims of a deadly 2015 duck boat bus crash and their families $123 million in damages. The awards to the 42 plaintiffs in the case range from $40,000 to $25 million, with the highest award of about $26 million going to Phuong Dinh, a severely injured crash survivor. The crash occurred in September 2015 when the left-front axle broke on a World War II-era amphibious duck boat, sending the vehicle into oncoming traffic on Seattle’s Aurora Bridge. The duck boat crashed into a charter bus ... Read More

Deadly Duck Bus Accident In Boston Sparks Call For Nationwide Ban

A deadly collision between a Boston Duck Tours amphibious bus and a moped Saturday morning has prompted a Philadelphia attorney familiar with the special buses and the dangers they pose to call for a nationwide ban on the vehicles. The latest duck bus crash, which remains under investigation, occurred near Boston Common around 11:30 a.m. April 30, when the sightseeing bus collided with a motor scooter, killing the 29-year-old female scooter driver and injuring her passenger. The bus is owned by Boston Duck Tours, which has been in business since 1994. The company has its counterparts in other U.S. cities ... Read More

Wrongful-Death Suit Filed by Family of Youngest Seattle Duck Bus Crash Victim

A wrongful-death lawsuit has been filed against Ride the Ducks tour company, the City of Seattle, and the State of Washington on behalf of Runjie Song, the youngest victim of a Sept. 24 crash that killed five people and injured 62 others. Ms. Song, 17, a native of Beijing, China, was an international exchange student set to begin studying at North Seattle College. She and other students of the college, many of whom were from other countries, were on an orientation tour of Seattle when their tour bus was struck by an amphibious Ride the Ducks tour bus on a narrow ... Read More

NTSB: Front Axle Of Duck Bus “Sheared Off”

Federal investigators said the left front axle was “sheared off” of the amphibious “duck bus” that plowed into a charter bus on a Seattle bridge Thursday afternoon, killing four international students and injuring dozens of others. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said that it is too early to tell how the axle became severed from the vehicle, or whether it posed a problem before the crash. Investigators are taking the part to a federal lab for further analysis. The NTSB has called its investigation of the crash a major one. The detached axle in some ways mirrors witness accounts ... Read More

Four Dead, Several Critically Injured In Seattle Amphibious Tour Bus Crash

Four college students are dead and at least 47 injured, several critically, after an amphibious tour bus crashed into another bus on a Seattle bridge Thursday morning. Witnesses described the crash site on the Aurora Bridge, spanning Lake Union near downtown Seattle, as one of carnage after a “Ride the Ducks” sightseeing bus struck an SUV and suddenly swerved out of its lane into oncoming traffic and crashed into a charter bus. The Seattle Times reported that the charter bus involved in the crash was carrying 48 international students attending North Seattle College’s international program. A college spokeswoman told the Times that international ... Read More