Six Killed In Greyhound Bus Crash In Fresno, Calif.


Posted on 22nd July 2010 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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Six people were killed and more than 30 injured in a Greyhound bus crash early Thursday morning on Highway 99 in Fresno, Calif., according to press reports. The dead included the bus driver.

The bus was going from Los Angeles to Sacramento on Highway 99 when it suddently encountered a disabled vehicle at about 2 a.m. A Chevy Trailblazer had flipped over in a single-vehicle accident. The bus veered to avoid hitting the SUV, and instead struck a car and went off the road.

The bus then hit a concrete center divider and then a eucalyptus tree, and stopped. This all took place at the McKinley Avenue off-ramp.

Five people were dead inside the bus, which carried 47 passengers, and one died later at a hospital, according to the Los Angeles Times. It also reported that four other people suffered major injuries and were in critical condition and six had minor injuries. 

Police closed the northbound lanes of Highway 99 at Olive Avenue as they went on with their investigation.

Pile-up Of Manhattan Bus, FDNY Ambulance In Harlem Injures 19


Posted on 13th July 2010 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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Nineteen people were injured when four vehicles, including a New York City bus and a firetruck, had an accident in Harlem last Friday. And a female motorist talking on a cellphone may have caused the pile-up.

The multi-vehicle crash took place when a woman driving an Acura sedan pulled out right in front of an ambulance that was racing down West 125th Stree shortly before noon.

One witness told the New York Daily News that the woman didn’t hear the FDNY ambulance’s siren because she was talking on a cellphone. 

The ambulance tried to manuever out of the woman’s way. But it still ran into the Acura and then hit a municipal city bus at the intersection of 125th Street and Adam Clayton Power Boulevard. Then an SUV hit the bus.     

The injured were taken to local hospitals, but didn’t appear to have serous injuries.

It wasn’t known where the Acura driver would be charged for the collision. 

Bus Driver Is Killed In Accident With Bus Helmed By Her Husband


Posted on 7th July 2010 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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This is an especially tragic story: A bus driver in northeastern Pennsylvania died when her bus hit another one that her husband was driving.

Ruth Lynady, 72, was thrown out of the bus she was driving Tuesday in the accident in Ararat, Pa., which is in Susquehanna County.

Her husband William Lynady was driving the other bus involved in the crash, according to state police. The husband was in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The family of the Lynadys, who lived in Clarks Summit, Pa., confirmed their relationship, according to the Associated Press.

The Lynadys were both driving their buses to a local camp, and they didn’t have any passengers aboard.