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Los Angeles Bus Crash Injures 40, Road Rage Suspected

Dash cam video of a bus crash on a busy Los Angeles County highway shows the Oct. 14 incident may have been the result of road rage. Forty people were injured when a white charter bus marked “Transit Systems” traveling in the right northbound lane of the 405 freeway in the San Fernando Valley suddenly veered left across multiple lanes of traffic. The bus crashed through a concrete divider and stopped splayed across the southbound lanes. At least two other vehicles were involved in the bus crash, which occurred just after 1 p.m. in the North Hills neighborhood of Los ... Read More

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

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Bus Safety Impeded By Outdated Federal Regulations

After a Dahlia tour bus plowed into a New York City bus in Flushing, Queens last week, killing three people and injuring several others, elected officials and others demanded more oversight of privately owned low-fare buses that have proliferated in the Northeastern Corridor over the past decade. But it wasn’t the first time a horrific bus crash triggered calls for better regulatory scrutiny, and it likely won’t be the last time because there is little states and cities can do to combat the budget bus problem. Before the deadly Sept. 18 bus crash in Queens, which remains under investigation, Dahlia ... 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

Four Dead, Several Injured After Train Collides With Tour Bus in Biloxi

At least four bus passengers were killed when a CSX freight train barreled into a casino-bound bus from Texas that reportedly became stuck on a railroad track in Biloxi, Mississippi, Tuesday afternoon. Dozens more people were injured, some critically. The Biloxi SunHerald reported that the charter bus was carrying 46 people from the Austin, Texas, area on a six-day tour of the Gulf Coast. The tour bus was scheduled to stop at a Biloxi casino before continuing west to New Orleans when it got stuck on the tracks at Main Street around 2:10 p.m. Most of the passengers are residents ... Read More

Two Injured In Crash With Georgetown University Men’s Basketball Team Bus

Two people were injured after their SUV was struck from behind by a motor coach carrying the Georgetown University men’s basketball team Feb. 6. The bus was traveling north on I-95 from Washington D.C., home of Georgetown University, to Philadelphia ahead of a Feb. 7 game against the Villanova Wildcats when the collision occurred just after 2:30 p.m. “The accident involved another vehicle and occurred on I-95 North outside of Baltimore,” a Georgetown team spokesman said in a statement. “There were no major injuries to members of the team. The company provided another bus for the team to continue its ... 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

Five People Dead, Several Injured In ‘Catastrophic’ Bus Crash in Central California

At least five people were killed in the early morning hours Tuesday when a charter bus they were traveling in veered off the freeway in California’s Central Valley and struck a sign pole. The collision sheared the bus in half almost to its middle. The California Highway Patrol said the charter bus was traveling from Mexico to Washington state when it veered off Highway 99 near Livingston in the Central Valley around 3:35 a.m. Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, CHP Officer Moises Onsurez described the collision as “catastrophic.” At least five people, including driver Mario David Vasquez, 57, of ... Read More

$11 Million Verdict For Families of Oklahoma Casino Bus Crash Victims

The families of two women killed in a 2013 casino tour bus crash near Dallas will share an $11-million judgement against the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma in a wrongful-death case involving an allegedly distracted bus driver. Paula Hahn, 89, of Fort Worth and Alice Stanley, 83, of North Richmond Hills, died from injuries they sustained when the casino-chartered bus they were traveling in veered through multiple lanes of traffic, hit a concrete barrier, and flipped over in Durant, Okla. The bus was on a gambling trip to the Choctaw Casino Resort when it crashed on the morning of April 11, ... Read More