Eight Americans Killed In Egyptian Tour Bus Crash

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Posted on 27th December 2010 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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A tour bus crash killed eight Americans near Cairo Sunday when the vehicle crashed into a truck filled with sand, according to The New York Times. 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/27/world/middleeast/27egypt.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper

There were 21 Americans and two Egyptian tour guides hurt in the accident, which happened at dawn when the bus was on the way to the Abu Simbel temple from the city of Aswan.

The Egyptian army took a dozen of the injured passengers to a hospital in Cairo for medical treatment, the American Embassy said in a statement.

The Times reported that the tour bus took off at 5 a.m., and hit the parked truck in the dark of the night. Egypt is a dangerous place in terms of vehicular accidents, according to the newspaper, because its two-way roads often have one lane, there aren’t many street lights and traffic laws aren’t enforced.    

 

 

Greyhound Bus Driver Losses Arm In Wreck With Logging Truck

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Posted on 1st December 2010 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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A Greyhound bus driver lost an arm earlier this week in an accident on I-95 in Dorchester County, S.C., according to published reports. 

http://www2.counton2.com/news/2010/nov/30/11/breaking-major-greyhound-bus-accident-bus-slams-lo-ar-1152723/

The Greyhound bus, on its way to New York from Orlando, Fla., hit the back of a logging truck near St. George shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday. The driver was pinned inside the bus for almost two hours following the accident.

The highway patrol closed I-95 as it tried to get the driver out of the bus. There had been 33 passengers on the Greyhound, and 13 of them were hurt in the crash. They were taken to two hospitals.

The man driving the logging truck was uninjured.

Authorities had hoped to be able to transport the bus driver to the hospital by helicopter, but it was too windy to do that.