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Crash Victim Sues City of Tallahassee For Injuries Caused By ‘Unsafe’ Bus Driver

A man who was seriously injured when a Tallahassee city bus collided with his motorcycle has filed a personal injury suit against the city, alleging it acted negligently by allowing the bus driver to keep her job even with an employment record marred by a long history of preventable crashes. Plaintiff Vayden Cannon was riding his motorcycle in the northbound lane of Capital Circle Northwest on Dec. 16, 2015, when he collided with a StarMetro bus that had made an allegedly unsafe left turn. Mr. Cannon was thrown 30 feet from his motorcycle and suffered from numerous broken bones, internal ... Read More

Church Bus Driver Goes To Trial Over Fatal Crash

The driver of a church bus that crashed near Indianapolis last year, killing a 6-year-old boy and injuring 10 others, headed to court on Monday to be tried on charges of reckless homicide, driving while suspended, and causing death while intoxicated. Charles Goodman, 53, was driving a dozen members of the St. Jude Family Deliverance Worship Center from Gary, Ind., to a conference in Dayton, Ohio, July 28 when the 16-passenger vehicle veered off of I-70 in Greenfield, Ind., struck a tree, flipped over, and caught fire. Jacob Williams, 6, of Gary, Ind., was pronounced dead at the scene. Mr. Goodman ... Read More

UVa Baseball Team In Miami Bus Crash After Driver Loses Consciousness

Members of the University of Virginia’s defending national championship baseball team staff were involved in bus crash in Miami Thursday evening after the vehicle’s driver suffered an undisclosed medical emergency and lost consciousness. The bus, belonging to Abbott Trailways of Virginia, was carrying members of the Cavaliers and coaching staff to their hotel from Miami International Airport when the accident occurred. According to Miami Fire-Rescue, the bus rolled through a busy intersection on U.S. Route 1 at rush hour but avoided colliding with other moving vehicles on the road at the time. Members of the Cavaliers coaching staff helped steer ... Read More

Pittsburgh Bus Drivers On Trial For Allegedly Racing Buses, Crashing

A Pittsburgh Port Authority bus driver on trial for his alleged role in a 2014 crash that sent another bus off an embankment denied he and the other driver were recklessly racing and jockeying for position as prosecutors contend. Port Authority drivers Thomas Frauens, 57, and Juliann Maier, 47, face multiple charges of reckless driving and reckless endangerment. The two had just set out for their morning shifts and were driving along Interstate 279 when the rear of Ms. Maier’s bus struck the Mr. Frauen’s bus. Surveillance footage shows Ms. Maier’s bus drifting back and forth toward Mr. Frauen’s bus ... Read More

FMCSA Proposes Basic Training Requirements For All Commercial Drivers

Federal safety regulators have proposed a set of comprehensive training requirements for entry-level commercial truck and bus drivers seeking to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL). The new rule would make commercial driving students in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and all U.S. territories undergo mandatory, comprehensive training. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is the first step in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)’s plan to set national requirements for commercial drivers in training. The next phase will seek public comment on the proposed rules. Under the proposal, applicants seeking a “Class A” CDL, which is necessary for operating ... Read More

Utah tour bus crash kills NFL player’s father

A bus driver was killed and three passengers critically injured when the tour bus they were traveling in collided with a utility truck near the Utah-Nevada border Oct. 28. The driver of the bus, Pita Asiata, 53, of Bountiful, Utah, was the father Minnesota Vikings running back Matt Asiata, officials investigating the scene said. The bus, operated by Utah-based company Le Bus, was carrying 50 passengers when the accident occurred on Interstate 80. The vehicle departed from Wendover, Nev., and was bound for Salt Lake City, according to bus company officials. The Utah Highway Patrol said that Mr. Asiata was ... Read More

Fatal Megabus crash kills one, company had federal safety alert

One person died and dozens more were injured Thursday afternoon when a Megabus double-decker coach crashed into a concrete pillar on Interstate 55 in Litchfield, Illinois, about 35 miles north of St. Louis, Missouri. Authorities say they don’t yet know what caused the bus driver to lose control of the vehicle and collide with the pillar of an overpass, but the investigation is pointing toward a possible tire blowout, according to the Chicago Tribune. Officials have not released the name of the driver, who is undergoing surgery for injuries he sustained in the crash. Megabus said in a statement Friday ... Read More

Fatal Bronx bus crash mostly blamed on driver fatigue, speed

The horrific crash of a discount bus that left 15 people dead and 18 others injured on a Bronx highway last year was the result of a “perfect storm” of situations involving driver fatigue, speed, poor company oversight, and bad highway design, a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators concluded. The World Wide Travel motor coach was returning to Chinatown after an overnight gambling run to the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut. At 5:38 a.m. the bus swerved onto the shoulder of I-95, struck a guardrail, and toppled over. It then skidded for about 500 feet before it collided with ... Read More

Tire blowout eyed as cause of another fatal New York bus crash

Two women from India were killed and 35 others injured when a tour bus veered off a New York highway and flipped Sunday afternoon. The bus, operated by Bedore Tours, was transporting a group of visitors from India from Washington D.C. to Niagara Falls when one of the vehicle’s front tires blew out, causing the driver to lose control of the bus. According to initial reports, the two women who were killed in the rollover were sitting directly behind the driver. As is standard in the bus industry, nobody in the bus except the driver was wearing a seat belt. ... Read More

New Jersey school bus hauling kindergartners loses brakes and crashes

A school bus carrying two kindergarten classes and six chaperones rolled backward down a steep hill and crashed in Montclair, New Jersey, Tuesday after losing its brakes. The incident sent three of the adults and two children to the hospital with injuries to the neck, knee, and contusions to the head. The bus was taking 50 kindergartners to nearby Morristown, New Jersey, to see a performance of Charlotte’s Web at the Mayo Center. According to local authorities, the bus, driven by a 36-year-old Newark resident, was ascending the hill when the driver felt the brakes failing. Witnesses said the bus ... Read More