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Two Injured When Lansing School Bus Crashes Into Building

A school bus crash in downtown Lansing, Michigan that injured two people and caused substantial structural damage to a building appears to be the bus driver’s fault, local police say. The Lansing State Journal reported that the school bus was traveling southbound on Cedar St. toward Michigan Ave. when it ran a red light at the intersection Tuesday morning and collided with a passenger vehicle turning onto Cedar. The bus then continued through the intersection and slammed into the front of a commercial and residential building that used to house a bar. The bus crash injured the bus driver and ... Read More

Carnage, destruction after Tour Bus crashes into city bus in Queens

A tour bus speeding through New York City streets crashed into a city bus Monday morning, killing three people and injuring 16 others. “We’ve had a really tragic morning here in Flushing, Queens,” Mayor Bill de Blasio told the press. “It’s just shocking to see the scene over there. Hard to compare it to anything I’ve ever seen — the sheer destruction from the impact of the collision.” Authorities have just started an investigation of the bus crash, but evidence shows that “an enormous amount of speed” contributed to the accident, the Associated Press reported, citing Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman ... Read More

Church Bus Crash Victims To Share $2 Million Settlement

The insurer for a South Carolina church has agreed to pay $2 million to the victims of a September 2016 bus crash that killed four passengers and injured dozens of others, most of them members of a community college football program. Southern Mutual Church Insurance Company agreed to pay the full amount of the insurance policy held by Sandy River Baptist Church of Chester, South Carolina. The payout includes $1 million for liability claims and $1 million for under-insured motorist claims, The (Charlotte, North Carolina) Herald reports. The Sandy River Baptist Church bus was transporting about two dozen football players from Clinton ... Read More

More Palm Springs Bus Crash Victims Sue Over Injuries

Three passengers who were injured last October in a deadly tour bus crash near Palm Springs, California, are suing the estate of the owner-operator of the bus and several others, claiming negligence and other factors contributed to the crash. Plaintiffs Jose Santos Hernandez, Idalia Arevalo, and Pilar Medrano, all Los Angeles residents, were among 31 passengers injured in the Oct. 23, 2016, bus crash. Thirteen others, including bus driver Teodulo Elias Vides, were killed. The passengers were returning to Los Angeles from Red Earth Casino in Thermal, California. According to the complaint, Mr. Vides, who owned and operated the USA ... Read More

Bus Crash on Golden Gate Bridge Injures 11

Police are investigating a casino bus crash on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco that injured 11 people Wednesday afternoon. California Highway Patrol spokesman Andrew Barclay told the SF Gate that the crash occurred when a car came to a stop at the toll plaza on the bridge and was hit from behind by a pickup truck. The bus then slammed into the back of the pickup. The crash happened at 12:42 in the southbound lanes just north of the toll plaza on the San Francisco side of the bridge. The bus, operated by the Graton Resort & Casino ... Read More

Deadly Arizona Bus Crash Blamed on Tire Failure

A deadly bus crash in western Arizona that killed one person and injured eight others Monday, July 3, started with a tire failure, investigating authorities said. The crash occurred on Interstate 10 near Quartzsite, Arizona, on the California border about 4 a.m. when the left-front tire of a bus carrying support staff of an Illinois drum corps experienced a blowout. The tire failure caused the bus driver, 55-year-old Donna Howard, to lose control of the vehicle. According to Pinal Central, the bus drove across the highway median and tumbled over onto its left side. Ms. Howard, a resident of Kansas ... Read More

Bus Crash in Maryland Injures 25, Mostly Students on DC Trip

Police in Maryland are investigating a commercial bus crash on Interstate 95 that injured 25 people, mostly middle school students from Philadelphia, Monday, May 15. The Baltimore Sun reports that a charter bus owned and operated by Werner Bus Lines, doing business as Werner Coach, was carrying 26 students and two teachers from Charles W. Henry School in Philadelphia, plus one parent and the bus driver to Washington D.C. for an educational tour of the city. The bus was traveling in the middle lane when a Honda Civic entered the fast lane to pass the bus and for unknown reasons ... Read More

School bus driver in deadly Baltimore crash unfit to drive, lawsuit alleges

The Baltimore school bus driver who lost control of his bus in November and struck a commuter bus, killing six and injuring 11 others, had been wrongly cleared to drive a bus despite a history of pervious crashes and serious health problems, a lawsuit filed on behalf of the victims claims. According to the Baltimore Sun, the lawsuit alleges that 67-year-old school bus driver Glenn Chappell had a history of seizures, hypertension, and diabetes, which should have disqualified him from driving a commercial vehicle under federal and state laws. Mr. Chappell was one of the six people killed in the ... Read More

Texting and Driving Could Be To Blame For Deadly Texas Church Bus Crash

A witness who twice reported a pickup truck driving erratically on a Texas highway before seeing the same truck crash head-on into a church bus, killing 13 people, said the driver of the pickup acknowledged he had been texting and driving. Jody Kuchler, 55, a self-employed welder and resident of Leakey, Texas, told the Associated Press that he was driving home with his girlfriend when they saw a pickup truck weaving in and out of his lane and into oncoming traffic. Mr. Kuchler followed the truck for at least 15 minutes, calling the sheriff’s offices for Uvalde and Real counties ... Read More

NHTSA: Deadly Greyhound bus crash result of Improperly Marked Highway Lanes

A federal investigation into a deadly Greyhound bus crash in San Jose, California, last year found that improperly marked highway lanes caused the accident, which killed two passengers and injured 13 others. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined that the California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS) failed to mark the stretch of U.S. Highway 101 where the crash occurred with reflective warning markers, causing the bus driver to think that he was in the proper lane to connect to Highway 85 when he was actually driving toward a concrete barrier. The crash occurred on Jan. 19, 2016, around 6:30 in ... Read More