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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

Tractor-Trailers, Greyhound Crash on Kentucky Highway, Injuring 21

Nearly two dozen people were injured in a highway pileup in Kentucky Tuesday, Jan. 16, involving multiple vehicles, including two tractor-trailers and a Greyhound bus. Bowling Green, Kentucky’s WBKO Channel 13 reported that preliminary investigations found that winter weather conditions played a role in the accident, which occurred before 6 a.m. in the southbound lanes of I-65 near Bonnieville, Kentucky. According to Kentucky State Troopers, a tractor-trailer driven by Kenith Miller, 54, of Tampa, Florida, was traveling on I-65 southbound when he struck a Kentucky Transportation Department Safety Patrol truck that was parked in the right emergency lane to assist ... Read More

Tractor-Trailer Hits Two Greyhound Buses, Injuring 8

A tractor-trailer collided with two Greyhound buses on a Kentucky highway Thursday, Jan. 4, injuring 8 people. Police in Walton, Kentucky, said that a Greyhound bus carrying 41 passengers had pulled over on the side of the northbound lanes of Interstate 71 due to mechanical problems. A replacement Greyhound bus arrived, and passengers and luggage were moving to the second bus when a tractor-trailer sideswiped both buses. Norla Bennett, 67, was traveling from Birmingham, Alabama, to Toledo, Ohio. She told Cincinnati’s WLWT Channel 5 that she was in the doorway of one of the buses when they were hit. The ... 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

Four Injured in Greyhound Bus Crash In South Alabama

Four passengers were injured in a Greyhound bus crash when the vehicle veered off Highway 84 and overturned in a ditch just east of Daleville, Ala., Thursday afternoon. The Greyhound bus was traveling west between Dothan and Mobile when it skidded and crashed near the Choctawhatchee Bridge shortly before 4 p.m., authorities said. A Daleville Department of Public Safety official told The Southeast Sun of Enterprise that the four injured passengers were taken to Dothan hospitals, some with critical injuries, adding that some of the passengers were “pretty banged up.” Although the nature and extent of the injuries hasn’t been disclosed, Daleville officials ... Read More

Jury Awards Passenger Injured in 2013 Greyhound Crash $27 Million

An Ohio jury has ordered Greyhound to pay a passenger who was seriously injured in an October 2013 bus crash more than $27 million in damages after finding that the bus company and its driver were negligent in their operation of the vehicle. Mark Soberay, 45, was one of 44 passengers injured when the Greyhound bus crashed in the early morning hours of Oct. 9, 2013, on I-80 in White Deer Township, Penn. The driver, Sabrina Anderson, allegedly fell asleep behind the wheel and slammed into the back of a tractor trailer also traveling in the westbound lane. The impact ... Read More

New FMCSA app lets travelers, trip planners check bus company safety

People who frequently travel by bus and those in charge of chartering commercial buses for group travel may find the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) new SaferBus application for smartphones a valuable tool and a potential lifesaver. The new app is free and available for the iPhone and Android, allows users to quickly and easily check the safety record of a bus company before choosing a carrier. “There’s more to consider than just price and convenience,” the FMCSA said, advising potential passengers and group trip planners to “Look before you book.” “If you are purchasing a bus ticket or ... Read More

Ohio bus crash survivor files personal-injury lawsuit against Greyhound

A Greyhound bus passenger who was critically injured when the bus she was traveling in crashed into the back of a tractor trailer in Pennsylvania earlier this month has filed a personal-injury lawsuit against the bus company. The lawsuit is reportedly the first complaint against Greyhound to be filed in relation to the Oct. 9 crash, which killed one person and injured 44 others. According to the Standard Speaker, Elora Lencoski, a 2013 graduate of Northwest Area High School in Shickshinny, Penn., filed the complaint. The woman’s lawyer said she suffers from a multitude of severe injuries to her neck, ... Read More

Virginia bus crash sends 13 people to hospital, driver charged

MACHIPONGO, Vir. – More than a dozen passengers were injured Saturday morning when a commercial bus en route to Virginia Beach from New York careened off the highway and rolled into a ditch. Investigating authorities said the crash occurred on the Lankford Highway in Machipongo on Virginia’s Eastern Shore shortly after 6 a.m. The bus was traveling southbound carrying 55 passengers, most of them from New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia when it toppled off the highway. Thirteen of the passengers were taken to Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in nearby Nassawadox for treatment of crash injuries, none of which are believed ... Read More

Pennsylvania authorities reconstructing deadly Greyhound bus crash

Pennsylvania authorities are “reconstructing” a deadly bus crash that killed one person and sent 44 others to local hospitals, several of them with serious and critical injuries. Fifty passengers were aboard a Greyhound bus traveling from New York City to Cleveland, Ohio, October 9 when it reportedly ran into the back of a tractor trailer. The crash occurred around 1:40 a.m. in the westbound lanes of I-80 in White Deer Township, Penn. According to a CBS report, the force of the impact crushed the front of the Greyhound bus. Akos Gubica, 36, the driver of the tractor trailer, said that ... Read More