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Bus Rollover Crash Injures WV Girls Basketball Team

West Virginia authorities are investigating a charter bus rollover crash that injured several members of the Martinsburg High School girls basketball team Feb. 2. The crash occurred just before 9 p.m. as the charter bus was rounding an entrance ramp to Interstate 64 after leaving the Big Atlantic Classic basketball tournament in Beckley, West Virginia. According to The Journal of Martinsburg, West Virginia, the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department said that the bus was about to merge onto I-64 East when the driver apparently lost control of the vehicle. The bus exited the ramp on the right side and flipped four ... 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

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

Biloxi Bus Crash Lawsuit Alleges CSX freight Train Had Ample Time To Stop

Fifteen passengers of a Texas tour bus struck by a CSX freight train in Biloxi, Mississippi, last month have joined a lawsuit along with some of their family members against the railroad company seeking $250 million in damages. The Biloxi bus crash lawsuit, filed in Harris County state court in Houston, claims that the conductor of the CSX train had more than adequate time to bring the freight train to a stop when he became aware of the bus straddling the tracks. The Texas tour bus was carrying 46 people from the Austin, Texas, area, most of them members of ... Read More

Injured Football Players Sue Church After Fatal Bus Crash

A dozen passengers injured in a bus crash last month near Hamlet, N.C., are suing the South Carolina church that owned and operated the bus. A lawyer representing members and coaches of the Ramah Junior College (Ramah JuCo) football team told WCNC Charlotte that Sandy River Baptist Church of Chester, S.C., failed to do what it should have done to keep the passengers safe. The charter bus was carrying 50 Ramah JuCo football players and coaches to its first-ever game in Fayetteville, N.C., Sept. 17 when it blew a tire, causing driver Brian Kirkpatrick, 43, to lose control. The bus ... Read More

Tour Bus That Crashed Near Yosemite, Killing One Passenger, Was Traveling Too Fast

A tour bus carrying tourists to Fresno from Yosemite National Park crashed into a tree Saturday evening near Oakhurst, Calif., killing one passenger and injuring 11 others. The California Highway Patrol said the Line Charter bus was traveling on Highway 41 down the mountain toward Oakhurst when the driver entered a curve at an excessive speed, causing him to lose control of the vehicle. The bus veered off the road and struck a tree with its right side, then came to rest on its wheels. The crash occurred near the little village of Fish Creek inside the National Park around ... Read More

Eight Passengers Killed, 44 Injured in South Texas Charter Bus Crash

Federal investigators arrived at the scene of a deadly charter bus crash near Laredo, Texas, over the weekend. The single-vehicle crash left at least eight people dead and 44 injured, making it the deadliest crash to occur in Texas in years. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) sent officials to the crash site Sunday to head an investigation. Webb County officials told the press that that the rollover crash occurred around 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon local time on U.S. Highway 83 about 46 miles north of Laredo and eight miles north of the Mexican border. The charter bus, owned and ... Read More

Six Killed, Six Injured In Arkansas Bus Crash

A charter bus carrying passengers from Michigan to Texas crashed into a bridge in central Arkansas early Friday morning, killing six people and injuring six others. Arkansas State Police reported that the bus crash occurred about 1 a.m. Friday morning in the westbound lanes of I-40 in the Little Rock Metropolitan area. The bus allegedly struck a bridge abutment near the U.S. 67-167 intersection, which requires unusual lane changes to remain on the desired route. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said it was sending investigators to Little Rock to probe the crash, which involved no other vehicles. Investigators will ... Read More

State Files Complaint Against Seattle Duck Bus Company, Alleges ‘Unsafe’ Operation

Washington state regulators have filed a complaint against the Seattle duck bus company whose amphibious tour bus collided with a charter bus on Seattle’s Aurora Bridge Sept. 24, killing five college students and injuring dozens more. The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) filed the complaint Oct. 29, one day after issuing an emergency order that forced Ride the Ducks of Seattle to suspend all of its tours in the city. The deadly crash remains under investigation, but it comes amid mounting fears that problems with the repurposed World War Two military vehicles could make them unsafe to drive on ... Read More

Commercial truck safety improvements slow to become law despite rise in crashes

Two high-profile commercial truck crashes this year have re-ignited calls for new rules that would enhance highway safety for tractor trailers, but federal regulators have been slow to act, Bloomberg reports. On June 17, 30 Rock star and Saturday Night Live veteran Tracy Morgan was critically injured when an allegedly fatigued Walmart driver plowed his tractor trailer into Mr. Morgan’s limo van. In addition to injuring Mr. Morgan, the collision killed comedian James McNair and critically injured three others. Then on Sept. 26, a tractor trailer driving north on Interstate 35 in Oklahoma ran across the median into the southbound ... Read More