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Canadian passengers injured in N.Y. bus crash file personal-injury lawsuit in U.S.

A group of Canadian tourists who were injured in a July 18 bus crash near Rochester, N.Y. are suing the Quebec-based bus operator and tour company in the U.S. Lawyers involved in the case told the Toronto Sun that plaintiffs were likely to receive fairer compensation through the U.S. court system than they would by filing their lawsuit in Canada, where $326,000 is the most in damages they can expect to see from a case. The tour bus, owned by Fleur de Lys, was subcontracted by JaimonVoyage.com to take a group of 56 passengers from Quebec to New York City. ... Read More

40 people injured in two San Francisco municipal transport crashes

Two separate municipal transit crashes occurred within minutes of each other in San Francisco Friday, injuring 40 people and sending more than 20 to the hospital, some with serious injuries. The first crash happened at 1:29 p.m. in the Japantown section and involved a San Francisco Municipal Railway bus and two dump trucks. Bay City News reports the “Muni” bus was traveling behind a dump truck that slammed on its brakes, causing the bus driver to brake and swerve in an effort to avoid a collision. Instead, the bus slammed into another dump truck on the road. The collision shattered ... Read More

Most victims in charter bus/FedEx collision died of smoke inhalation

Seven of the 10 people who died in a fiery bus California bus crash in April survived the crash initially but then died of smoke inhalation, the Coroner of Glenn County, Calif., found. The April 10 crash occurred in the Northern California city of Orland when a FedEx truck veered off the highway and collided with a charter bus full of college-bound students. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators said the FedEx truck was traveling south on Interstate 5 when it veered left and crossed a 58-foot-wide median before entering oncoming traffic. The FedEx truck swiped a Nissan sedan with ... Read More

New York City pothole blamed for Canadian bus crash went unrepaired for months

Residents, commuters, and workers in the Hell’s Kitchen area of New York City say a dangerously deep pothole that caused a charter bus carrying a company of young Canadian dancers to crash has been gone unrepaired despite complaints. The bus, operated by Optimum Rides of New Brunswick, Canada, hit the massive pothole near the entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel around 8:10 a.m. July 17, sending it over a curb and crashing into scaffolding on a West 41st St. building near 10th Ave. The bus was carrying a group of dancers from the Dance Zone Studio in New Brunswick to Carlo’s ... Read More

Mother sues bus company, driver for striking and killing Portland teen in crosswalk

The mother of a Vancouver, Wash., teen who was killed when she was hit by a charter bus in Portland, Ore., last month is suing the bus driver and his employer, claiming excessive work, fatigue, and carelessness played a role in the girl’s death. Monserrat Hernandez Garcia, 18, was “just three days away from graduating high school” when “this preventable bus crash took her life,” an attorney for the teen’s mother, Maria Del Carmen Hernandez, told Vancouver, Washington’s The Columbian. On June 8, Ms. Hernandez Garcia was walking to her job at Bridgeport Brewing in Portland’s Pearl District just before ... Read More

Yellowstone tour bus crash injures 26 passengers and driver

Three tourists injured when a commercial tour bus flipped in Grand Teton National Park, Wyo., en route to Yellowstone National Park on Thursday remain in the hospital. Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers investigating the crash say the driver of the bus may have run off the pavement and overcorrected, causing the vehicle to flip on its side. The bus overturned and slid perpendicular across both lanes of Highway 89/287 north of Colter Bay Village on Jackson Lake before coming to a stop. No other vehicles were involved. All 26 tourists on the bus, most of them from China, were injured in ... Read More

Tracy Morgan sues Walmart over crash injuries

Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has filed a lawsuit against Walmart seeking a jury trial and damages for injuries stemming from a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike last month that left him critically injured. Mr. Morgan was riding back to New York in a limousine van after performing in Delaware when a tractor trailer owned and operated by the retail giant slammed his vehicle from behind. Mr. Morgan was one of three passengers critically injured in the June 7 crash in Cranbury Township, N.J. His friend and mentor James McNair, who performed under the name “Jimmy Mack,” died at the scene. ... Read More

Mechanical failure eyed as cause of N.Y. bus crash that killed teen river guide

New York State Police investigating the cause of a bus crash that killed a 15-year-old employee of a river tubing company Saturday afternoon say that a mechanical failure may be to blame. Hunter Scofield, a National Honor Society student who would have been a high school junior in Lake Luzerne, N.Y., this fall, was thrown from a bus owned and operated by his employer, Tubby Tubes Co. of Lake Luzerne. He died at the scene. The 77-year-old driver of the bus told police that the brakes on the bus had failed as he slowed down to make a turn on ... Read More

Minneapolis transit driver suffers medical emergency, loses control of bus

A Minneapolis municipal bus driver who collapsed suddenly behind the wheel of a Metro Transit bus last week has sparked more debate on the physical fitness requirements for drivers at the helm of passenger buses. The Hennepin County, Minn., medical examiner’s office found that driver John L. Senior Jr., 58, “suffered a sudden collapse,” according to the StarTribune, causing him to lose control of the bus. Mr. Senior later died of natural causes. WCCO reported that there were less than a dozen passengers on the bus when it careened onto a downtown sidewalk, running over garbage cans, hitting lamp posts, ... Read More

Deadly Mississippi ambulance crash underscores dangers for emergency workers

Police investigating a deadly collision between an ambulance and a tractor trailer June 24 in southeastern Mississippi say the crash occurred when the emergency vehicle attempted to pass two 18-wheelers. The crash killed the two-man ambulance crew at the scene. According to Mississippi Highway Patrol officials, an ASAP ambulance traveling north on Highway 63 in Greene County while responding to an emergency call came up behind two semi trucks. The ambulance crew had activated the vehicle’s red lights but had not initialized the siren when they attempted to pass the trucks on the left. The ambulance cleared the first truck ... Read More