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Mother Sues For Teen Injured in Alabama Bus Crash

The mother of a teen severely injured in a March 13 bus crash near Mobile, Alabama, has filed a personal injury lawsuit against the charter bus company. The First Class Tours bus was transporting 46 passengers, mostly members of the Channelview High School band, home to the Houston area after a performance at Disney World when it plunged 50 feet down a ravine and flipped onto its side. The bus crash killed the bus driver and sent all of the 40 students and six adults to the hospital with injuries. According to the Houston Chronicle, the mother suing First Class ... Read More

Canada Mourns 15 Killed in Hockey Team Bus Crash

A Friday evening bus crash in Saskatchewan, Canada, killed 15 people, including several promising members of a junior hockey team. The bus crash occurred about 5 p.m. Friday north of Tisdale, Saskatchewan, on SK-35 North. The bus was carrying members of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team, coaches, and others to the town of Nipawin for a playoff game. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) continue to investigate the crash and have not spoken of any potential causes. According to ABC 13 Houston, a tractor-trailer t-boned the bus. Video of the crash scene shows both vehicles rolled over on their sides. ... Read More

Minnesota Bus Crash Caused By ‘Medical Episode’

A commercial bus crash that injured several members of an Illinois community college basketball team occurred when the bus driver suffered a medical emergency behind the wheel, investigators said. The bus was carrying members of the Highland Community College women’s basketball team home to Freeport, Illinois, from North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton when it crashed Saturday, March 10, at 6:46 p.m. on I-94 near St. Michael, Minnesota. The bus driver, 64-year-old Paul William Cheeseman, and 11 others were taken to area hospitals with various injuries, none of which were reported to be life-threatening. The injured passengers were said ... Read More

Bus Crash Kills One, Injures Dozens in South Alabama

A bus crash near the Alabama-Florida border killed the driver and sent 46 people, mostly Houston-area high school band members, to area hospitals Tuesday morning, several with serious injuries. The bus, operated by First Class Tours Inc., was carrying 40 students and six adults from Channelview High School back to Channelview, Texas, after a Saturday performance at a Disney World music festival. Channelview is just east of Houston. The bus crash killed driver Harry Caligone of Houston, who was employed by First Class Tours for more than 20 years. The Associated Press reported that Mr. Caligone had a clean driving ... Read More

Hankook Tire Settles Church Bus Crash Lawsuit

A lawsuit filed by the victims of a deadly church bus crash and their families against Hankook Tire has been settled for an “undisclosed confidential amount” after years of litigation. The case centered on the Oct. 2, 2013, crash of a Front Street Baptist Church bus in Statesville, North Carolina, that killed six church members, the driver of a tractor-trailer, and a passenger in an SUV. The bus was returning to North Carolina from a yearly Fall Jubilee at the Gatlinburg Convention Center when the left front tire blew out, causing driver Randolph “Randy” Morrison to lose control of the ... Read More

Tour Bus Driver Charged In Deadly Mexico Cruise Crash

A tour bus crash that killed 11 cruise ship passengers and a tour guide in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula last month was the result of driver negligence and speed, prosecutors in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo said. The tour bus was operated by one of several local tour companies contracted by the Royal Caribbean and Celebrity cruise lines to take cruise passengers on land excursions. “Due to a lack of care the driver lost control of the bus’ steering to the right, leaving the asphalt,” state prosecutor Miguel Angel Pech Cen told reporters in a press conference, according to the Associated ... Read More

Greyhound Bus Crash Kills Girl, Injures 12 Others in Utah

A Greyhound bus veered off the shoulder of I-70 in Utah late New Year’s Eve, killing a 13-year-old girl and injuring a dozen others, including three in serious condition. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators are on their way to the scene of the Greyhound bus crash in Emery County in the central part of Utah. The Utah Highway Patrol said in a news release that the Greyhound bus was traveling west on Interstate 70 to Las Vegas when it careened off the highway about 11 p.m. Sunday. “The bus traveled into a steep wash and came to rest approximately ... Read More

Bus Crash Kills 14 Cruise Passengers and Guide In Mexico’s Yucatan

At least 15 people were killed when a tour bus taking Royal Caribbean Cruise ship passengers on a tour of Mayan ruins crashed Tuesday morning in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Authorities in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo told ABC News that five Americans were among those killed in the bus crash. Eleven of the victims were passengers on the Celebrity Equinox and Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas ships. One victim was a Mexican tour guide and one of the victims was reportedly a child. Celebrity Cruises are part of the Royal Caribbean cruise line family. News source Novadades Quintana ... Read More

Dahlia Bus Driver In Deadly Queens Crash Was Operating Illegally

Motorists along the I-95 corridor in New York and Connecticut are urging authorities to revoke the operating license of Dahlia Travel and Tours, a Flushing, Queens, New York bus company that was behind a Sept. 18 crash that left three people dead. “If you travel I-95 to Connecticut, you’re probably no stranger to the Dahlia buses, famous for careening along the Interstate as if the only thing that mattered in the world was dropping their load of gamblers at a casino and then scurrying back to Flushing to get more,” the New York Daily News observed in a scathing report about ... Read More

NTSB: Sleep Apnea, Fatigue Among Causes of Deadly Casino Bus Crash

A deadly crash between a casino bus and a tractor trailer that killed 13 people near Palm Springs, California last year likely resulted from a driver’s undiagnosed sleep apnea and an inadequate traffic management plan by the state to control traffic in a work zone, federal investigators determined. In its investigation of the Oct. 23, 2016, crash of a 47-passenger 1996 MCI motor coach operated by USA Holiday, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) found that the casino bus slammed into the back of a stopped tractor-trailer at a high speed. The crash killed the casino bus driver and 12 passengers ... Read More