Atlantic City-Bound Bus Crashes On Bridge, Injuring 24 People

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Posted on 25th June 2010 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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A bus driver was thrown through a windshield and two dozen people were hurt Thursday when a bus on its way to Atlantic City crashed on a bridge.

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2010/06/24/2010-06-24_sun_lee_bus_headed_to_atlantic_city_crashes_in_southern_new_jersey_driver_ejecte.html

The bus was traveling from Chinatown in Manhattan to bring gamblers to the Atlantic City casinos. It came to a line of vehicles that had stopped on Route 40 in Atlantic City, and the unidentified bus driver slammed on the brakes to avoid hitting the cars ahead.

 The bus then struck a center divider, hit a car and struck a concrete retaining wall on the bridge, which is when the driver was thrown through the windshield. The bus then actually rolled over the driver and continued moving, skidding about 100 feet until it stopped. 

The bus driver was in critical condition in the trauma unit at Atlantic City Medical Center.

The hurt bus passengers suffered only minor injuries and were treated at local hospitals following the accident, which took place around 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

The 26 passengers who went through the crash uninjured went on to the Tropicana Casino and Resort.

The bus that was involved  in the crash is owned by Sun Lee Blue in Brooklyn.

 

 

Nuptials Go On Despite Shuttle Bus Accident That Killed Wedding Party Members

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Posted on 7th June 2010 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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It’s not the way anyone would want to start off their marriage. But I guess it’s proof that this bride-to-be and her groom wouldn’t let injury — or death — keep them apart.

Lauren Magee and Tom Hanley were among 14 people who were hurt about 2 p.m. Saturday in Indianapolis when the shuttle bus carrying them and their wedding party to take pre-wedding photos got into an accident, colliding with a sport utility vehicle. 

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iieMb5-H1RXZ_Jz5xe_aCMFFtWowD9G5F9580A

Wedding party member James Douglas, 29, was killed.

According to eyewitness reports, the driver of the shuttle bus ran a red light, causing the fatal accident. The shuttle bus was knocked on its side buring the crash.

http://www.thestarpress.com/article/20100607/NEWS06/100607005/1002/NEWS01/Indianapolis-police–Bus-carrying-wedding-party-ran-red-light-

Despite that tragedy, Magee and Hanley went forward with their wedding, which took place at the hospital where they  and half of their injured wedding party were taken for treatment, Methodist Hospital. The hospital set up a conference room for the ceremony.

The seven wedding party members who were treated at Wishard Memorial Hospital were transported to Methodist Hospital for the ceremony,  along with 100 others. Many of those guests had been set to attend the wedding at its original location, a downtown Indianapolis event center.