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Driver Used Prescription, Illicit Drugs Before Deadly Texas Church Bus Crash

A truck driver who collided head-on with a church bus near Concan, Texas last year was impaired by a combination of prescription drugs and marijuana, federal investigators said. In its Oct. 16 report, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said the March 29, 2017, crash that killed 13 people and seriously injured two underscores deficiencies in leadership, law-enforcement training, and bus safety that should be corrected to help prevent similar accidents from happening in the future. The deadly crash occurred when Jack Dillon Young, the 20-year-old driver of a pick-up truck, crossed the center line of U.S. Highway 83, entered ... Read More

Penn Bus Crash Kills Cornell Graduate, Injures 12 others

A commercial bus carrying Cornell University students and alumni from Ithaca, New York, to New York City, veered off the highway in Pennsylvania over the weekend, killing one woman and injuring several others. The bus crash killed 33-year-old Rebecca Blanco of Vacaville, California. Ms. Blanco graduated with an MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management last year, the Mercury News reported. According to Northeast Pennsylvania’s WNEP, the bus crash occurred shortly after 9 p.m. when the bus left the southbound lanes of I-380 near Moscow, Pennsylvania, in Covington County, a few miles south of Scranton near exit 20. ... Read More

Bus accident injuries several UAB pediatric residents

Nearly two dozen University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) employees were treated for injuries and six hospitalized after the bus they were riding in careened into a tree. The bus was carrying 26 pediatric residents from UAB who had been at a retreat at Camp McDowell. The group was headed to the home of the program’s director for a final social event around noon on Friday when the single-vehicle accident occurred in Winston County near Arley, about 60 miles northwest of Birmingham, Alabama. The bus was reportedly traveling down a steep hill through an intersection when its brakes appeared to ... Read More

Trucking Firm Involved in Deadly Greyhound Bus Crash Had Other Recent Crashes

The trucking company whose tractor-trailer collided with a Greyhound bus in New Mexico last week has a history of crashes and safety violations, a pair of lawsuits filed by survivors of the deadly crash contend. According to CBS News, a lawyer representing the plaintiffs suing JAG Transportation of Fresno, California, says federal safety data shows the company’s commercial trucks were involved in three crashes in the last two years. The previous two crashes resulted in two injuries but no fatalities, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration data indicates. Investigators say the Aug. 30 crash occurred when the tractor-trailer experienced a tire ... Read More

Greyhound-Tractor Trailer Crash Kills Seven on New Mexico Highway

At least seven people are dead and several others injured after a tractor-trailer plowed into a Greyhound bus head-on on I-40 in western New Mexico Thursday morning. The deadly collision occurred in the westbound lanes of I-40 near the town of Thoreau, New Mexico, about 100 miles west of Albuquerque and near the Arizona border. New Mexico authorities investigating the crash said that a tractor-trailer traveling eastbound crossed the median and collided with the bus head-on. They said it appears the driver of the tractor-trailer lost control of the vehicle after a tire blowout. Aerial footage of the crash site ... Read More

NTSB: Biloxi Bus Crash Caused By Railroad, City Safety Failures

A deadly tour bus crash in Biloxi, Mississippi, that killed four people last year was likely caused by the failure of CSX Railroad and the City of Biloxi to address a railroad crossing they knew to be dangerous, federal investigators said. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said in its Aug. 7 preliminary report of the bus crash that nearly two dozen vehicles have become “grounded” at the crossing where the bus crash occurred last year, yet neither the city nor the railroad took action to correct the hazard. On March 17, 2017, a chartered bus operated by ECHO Transportation ... Read More

Los Angeles casino bus crash injures 25 passengers

More than two dozen people were injured after a casino shuttle bus carrying 32 people crashed in the early morning hours into a barrier along Highway 10 in Los Angeles and tipped over, skidding to a stop. Twenty-five passengers were taken to nearby hospitals. Four were listed in serious condition, five were in fair condition, and the rest were listed in good condition, according to fire officials. The bus was transporting people from the Pala Casino in San Diego County to Koreatown at about 4 a.m. on July 14 when it collided head-on with sand-filled buffers near the 110 Freeway ... Read More

School Bus in Deadly New Jersey Crash Attempted Illegal U-Turn

Authorities investigating a school bus crash that killed a teacher and a student in New Jersey Thursday, May 17, said the bus driver was attempting an illegal U-turn in the highway median when a dump truck hit it from behind. The bus crash killed teacher Jennifer Williamson, 51, and a fifth-grade student whose identity had not been released as of Friday. The school bus was carrying 38 students and seven adults, including the driver, from East Brook Middle School in Paramus for a field trip to the restored 19th century Waterloo Village in Byram, New Jersey. The collision injured 43 other students and the ... Read More

NJ Transit Bus Crash Seriously Injures 7 Near Holland Tunnel

The New York Police Department is investigating a bus crash between two New Jersey Transit buses near an entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel in Manhattan Friday that injured at least 32 people. According to NBC 4 New York, New Jersey Transit bus 185 from Oradell, New Jersey, slammed into the back of bus 193 out of Wayne, New Jersey at the entrance to the center tube of the tunnel. The Lincoln Tunnel is a tunnel system under the Hudson River connecting Midtown Manhattan and New Jersey. Citing New York City Fire Department officials, NBC News reported that most of the ... Read More

Governments Clash in Ride the Ducks Bus Crash Dispute

A Ride the Ducks amphibious bus crash that killed five people and injured 69 others in Seattle three years ago has triggered another legal dispute between the city of Seattle and the state of Washington. Since the Sept. 24, 2015 crash, city and state attorneys have been clashing in court over who is legally responsible for the safe operation of the Aurora Avenue Bridge, a six-lane bridge with three lanes each for northbound and southbound traffic. The city previously filed a motion asking a King County judge to release it from responsibility for the lack of a barrier to separate ... Read More