Posts Tagged ‘bus crash’

Six dead in Baltimore bus transit crash

According to an NPR.org report, a school bus – with no children on board – crashed into a Maryland Transit Association bus carrying dozens of commuters. Six people were killed and several were injured.  Click here to read the complete article. Photo: Patrick Semansky/AP.

 

 

 

 

 

Calif. tour bus crash kills 13, dozens injured

CNN reports that a tour bus operated by USA Holiday slammed into the back of a tractor trailer, killing 13 and injuring 31 more. The bus was returning to Los Angeles from a casino Sunday when the crash occurred at approximately 5:15 a.m. The bus operator was killed and the truck driver was injured. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is expected to arrive at the scene of the crash Monday morning to investigate.

Click here to read more from CNN.

Feds revisit safety rules after Calif. bus crash

RED BLUFF, Calif. – Federal transportation authorities are investigating ways to minimize death and injuries in bus crashes following the fiery wreck leaving 10 dead when a FedEx truck slammed into a bus carrying high school students in Northern California.

On Thursday (April 10), the truck driver veered across the Interstate 5 median, sideswiped a sedan and collided with the bus, leaving no tire marks to suggest he had applied his brakes. Dozens of injured students escaped through windows before the vehicles exploded into towering flames and billowing smoke in Orland, Calif., 100 miles north of Sacramento. The sedan driver told investigators the truck was in flames before the crash, but the National Transportation Safety Board investigators found no physical evidence of a pre-impact fire or other witnesses to confirm that account.

Read the complete story at the Associated Press.

UTU driver uninjured in fatal Texas bus crash

VICTORIA, Texas — UTU member and Valley Transit bus operator Guadalupe Ruiz escaped injury May 12 when his bus was sideswiped by a pickup truck near here. Ruiz is a member of UTU Local 1670, Laredo, Texas.

The Associated Press reports that one of the bus passengers was killed and 21 other riders injured in the accident.

The Associated Press reports that bus was sent crashing into a light pole after being sideswiped. The bus was traveling from Houston to McAllen, Texas, on U.S. 77.

Witnesses told the Associated Press that Ruiz didn’t have time to react when the pickup sideswiped the right side of the bus. The pickup truck driver, who was not injured, was issued a citation for failing to yield the right-of-way at an intersection. Other charges may be brought against the pickup truck driver said the Victoria County district attorney’s office.