Second Lawsuit Filed Over Fatal Texas Charter Bus Crash

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Posted on 19th April 2013 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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A second passenger who was injured in a Texas bus crash that killed two people has filed suit against the bus operator, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

The latest lawsuit was filed Wednesday by Patricia Markham in Tarrant County civil court, and it alleges that Cardinal Coach Line Inc. and its bus driver were negligent, the newspaper reported.

http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/04/18/4786981/charter-bus-company-hit-with-a.html

Markham just got out of a Dallas hospital where she was sent after last week’s accident, when a bus headed for a casino in Oklahoma veered across a highway in Irving, Texas, hit a concrete barriers and turned over on it side. Two passengers were killed.

On Monday passenger Charlotte Reed filed a negligence suit stemming from the accident, the Star-Telegram reported. She had three broken ribs from the crash.

Markham’s lawsuit charges that bus driver Loyd Rieve didn’t control his speed, didn’t brake and didn’t inspect the bus before driving it, according to the Star-Telegram.

The suit also claims that Cardinal Coach didn’t inspect the bus and that it hired unfit employees, as well as not installing “proper parts,” tires included, on the vehicle, the newspaper reported.

 

Yosemite Tour Bus Crashes, 16 Injured

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Posted on 14th April 2013 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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A tour bus on its way from Yosemite National Park in California crashed on a winding mountain road Saturday night, injuring 16 people, according to the Associated Press.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20130414/us-yosemite-bus-crash/?utm_hp_ref=politics&ir=politics

The bus, which was going an an unsafe speed, went off Highway 41 not far from the south entrance to the park when the driver lost control of the vehicle, AP reported.

The accident is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol. The bus stopped when it hit a tree, and a number of passengers were thrown to the driver’s side. If the tree hadn’t stopped the bus, it would have fallen into a ravine, according to AP.

The passengers on the bus were described as in good part being elderly and Chinese from the San Francisco Bay area.

The bus driver was identified by authorities as Changefeng Liu, 49, of Fremont, Calif. He was not injured.

The tour bus was operated by Seven Happiness Tour &  Charter of Burlingame, Calif., which arranges tours for the Chinese-American community.

Texas Charter Bus Crash Kills 2, Injures 41

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Posted on 11th April 2013 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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Two people were killed and 41 others were injured when a charter bus crashed Thursday morning in Irving, Texas, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/04/11/4767237/charter-bus-rolls-over-in-irving.html

The bus was traveling on Texas 161 at Belt Line Road when it suddenly veered right and struck a rubber barrier, the newspaper reported. It then moved to the left, going across two lanes and then hitting a concrete barrier, falling on its side. According to the Star-Telegram, one passenger said the bus may have had a tire blowout, causing the crash.

The two fatalities were passengers Paula Hahn, 69, of Fort Worth and Sue Taylor, 81, of Hurst, the newspaper said. They were pronounced dead at the scene.

Other passengers were taken to local hospitals, with four in critical condition.

The bus was on its way to the Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Okla., and its passengers were mostly senior citizens, according to the Star-Telegram.

The bus was operated by Cardinal Coach Lines of Grand Prairie.

The National Safety Transportation Board is investigating the accident.

 

 

 

Driver Dead, 9 Students Hurt In N.M. School Bus Crash

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Posted on 8th April 2013 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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The driver was killed and at least nine children were hurt Monday morning when a school bus in New Mexico rolled over and crashed, according to the Associated Press.

http://www.northjersey.com/news/national/New_Mexico_school_bus_rolls_over_driver_dead_kids_hurt.html

Authorities investigating the crash in Vallecitos in northern New Mexico where trying to determine what caused the accident, and whether the bus driver was killed by the crash or another reason, such as him suffering a heart attack, AP reported. The man was 69.

The Mesa Vista School District bus was driving on State Road 111 in Carson National Forest when it went off the road, fell off a cliff and crashed into an embankment, according to AP.

Six injured students were transported to a hospital, while three others were treated at the scene.

The passengers on the bus included elementary, middle and high school students, AP said.

Illinois Has Two Separate School Bus Accidents

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Posted on 6th April 2013 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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There were two separate school bus crashes in Illinois, with one of them resulting in a fatality.

In Wadsworth in northern Illinois, one person was killed and several dozen children were sent to hospitals Friday following a crash involving a school bus and two other vehicles, according to The Boston Globe.

http://bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2013/04/05/dead-kids-illinois-school-bus-crash/86447QtgbjzcOvUmhy3bFN/story.html

There were 35 people on the bus during the morning crash, where it is suspected that the bus driver ran a red light. The school bus hit a Jeep Wrangler, and then struck a Jeep Cherokee, and then turned over on its side, according to The Globe.

The hood of the Wrangler was flattened over the vehicle’s front seats. Authorities said there was a male fatality at the scene, but declined to make any additional comments.

One of the elementary school children who was a passenger on the bus suffered a skull fracture, The Globe reported. Others had broken bones.

In all, 24 children were taken to local hospitals and 13 were released by the middle of the day, according to The Globe.

In the other accident, a Chicago Fire Department ambulance out on a call collided with a school bus in the Hanson Park neighborhood, according to the Chicago Tribune. Two paramedics were injured.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-ambulance-and-school-bus-crash-injures-2-paramedics-in-hanson-park-20130406,0,3368956.story

The accident took place at the intersection of Grand and Central avenues as the ambulance responded to a call. The only person on the bus was the driver, who was uninjured.

The paramedics from the ambulance were sent to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Resurrection Hospital, andhad non-life threatening injuries, the Tribune reported.