Bus Crash Injures 34 In Western Ohio

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Posted on 14th September 2013 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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At least 34 people were injured early Saturday morning when a Greyhound bus in western Ohio struck a tree and turned over on its side, according to The Indy Channel.

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/greyhound-bus-with-more-than-80-people-on-board-crashes-in-ohio

The accident took place around 4 a.m. on Interstate 75, not far from Cincinnati, in Liberty Township, Ohio.

The Butler County Emergency Operations Center said that 34 people were transported to local hospitals with injuries ranging from minor to severe. Twenty eight were taken by ambulance and six by helicopter, authorities said.

The bus was en route from Cincinnati to Detroit, and it had 51 passengers and the driver on-board.

The crash is under investigation, but a bus passenger interviewed by The Indy Channel said that right before the crash the driver was slumped over the wheel, as if asleep or having a medical problem. A female passenger yelled “Wake up!,” but it was too late.

The bus veered off the road, hit a tree, rolled over at least twice and ended up in a cornfield, the witness said.

 

California Tour Bus Crash Injures 10

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Posted on 2nd September 2013 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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A tour bus en route from Los Angeles to an Indian casino crashed Sunday night, injuring 10 people, according to the Associated Press.

http://www.twincities.com/national/ci_23998387/10-injured-calif-tour-bus-crash?source=rss

The accident, which is under investigation, took place in Temecula, Calif., about 25 miles from the bus’s destination, Casino Pauma in north San Diego County.

There were 18 people on the bus when it swerved off a road at close to 11 p.m. Sunday, AP reported. Nine passengers and the driver, 50, were taken to the hospital, with the worst injury being a cut on the head. Hopefully, doctors will check to be sure this victim hasn’t sustained a concussion.

The bus driver told authorities that his brakes failed when he was coming into a curve, resulting in him hitting a guard rail and going into the trees and stones, according to AP.

There was another recent accident involving a tour bus traveling to an Indian casino in Southern California.

A bus on its way to the San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino overturned on Aug. 23, injuring more than 50 people.

 

Brooklyn MTA Bus Hits And Kills Elderly Woman

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Posted on 29th August 2013 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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An elderly woman was struck and killed by a bus Thursday morning in Brooklyn, crushed beneath the front tire of the city Metropolitan Transportation Authority vehicle, the New York Daily News reported.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/brooklyn-mta-bus-strikes-kills-elderly-woman-article-1.1440234

The victim of the accident, 82-year-old Lyubov Angert, was struck by the Coney Island bus in the East New York section of the borough as she was crossing Seaview Avenue, according to the News.

Witnesses said that the bus driver, who wasn’t identified, began screaming when she got out and saw Angert’s body, the News reported.

The driver threw herself down on the sidewalk and began rolling around in anguish, according to the News. She then fainted at the scene.

Angert was roughly 15 feet outside of a crosswalk when she was hit by the MTA bus, which was attempting to turn left on onto Pennsylvania Avenue from Seaview Avenue.

Church Bus Crash Kills Three In Indianapolis

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Posted on 27th July 2013 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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The bus was only about a mile away from returning home, and the trip ended in tragedy.

Three people were killed and at least 19 injured Saturday afternoon when a bus carrying a group of teens back from a Michigan camp to their Baptist church in Indianapolis rolled over, according to CNN.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/27/us/indiana-bus-crash/

The bus, which had 40 passengers, was left bus hanging over a concrete barrier. Horrifically, a young woman’s leg was pinned between the barrier and the teetering bus, CNN reported.

The driver claimed that the bus’s brakes didn’t work when he tried to make a left turn.

The scene of the crash was bloody, with luggage thrown all over the road.

Two of the victims were seriously hurt and were transported by helicopter to a hospital, according to CNN, while eight were driven to area hospitals. Nine others were treated at the accident scene and released.

 

Shuttle Bus Hits Tractor-Trailer Near Atlanta Airport

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Posted on 25th May 2013 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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At least 16 people were hurt Friday when an airport shuttle bus crashed into a tractor-trailer not far from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, according to NBC News.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/24/18470424-shuttle-bus-tractor-trailer-crash-near-atlanta-airport-at-least-16-injured?lite

The shuttle bus transports travelers from several hotels north of the airport, and was on its way to Hartsfield when the accident happened.

There were 18 people on the bus when it hit the tractor-trailer, and 16 of them, including a child, were hospitalized, NBC News reported.

Six of the passengers were sent to Atlanta Medical Center, and they were in fair condition.

Another 10 passengers were transported to Grady Memorial Hospital, according to NBC News, with two in serious condition and right sustained minor injuries.

Nine Hurt Following N.J. Bus Accident

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Posted on 6th May 2013 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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Nine people were injured, including seven disabled adults, Monday when when a school bus collided with a car in Franklin, N.J., according to MyCentralJersey.com.

http://www.mycentraljersey.com/article/20130506/NJNEWS/305060043/Nine-people-hospitalized-following-Franklin-bus-accident

The bus, which was carrying the disabled, was making a left turn out of the driveway of the Dungarvin School on Route 27 when it was hit by a Toyota Prius, MyCentralJersey reported.

Police gave the bus driver, 21-year-old Terrae Colter, a ticket for running a stop sign or failing to yield to a stop sign.

Seven of the disabled bus passengers, the bus driver and the Prius driver were all hospitalized.

 

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.

 

 

 

Pa. Bus Crash Kills Pregnant Coach, Driver

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Posted on 16th March 2013 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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There has been a second fatal crash of a bus carrying a college lacrosse team, with the  latest one killing a pregnant coach, her unborn infant and the bus driver, according to the Associated Press.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/16/seton-hill-bus-crash_n_2891932.html?ncid=webmail1

On Saturday about 9 a.m. a bus carrying the Seton Hill University lacrosse team went off the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Carlisle, Pa., and crashed into a tree, AP reported.

Coach Kristina Quigley, 30, of Greensburg, Pa., was transported by air to a hospital, where she died. She had been six months pregnant and her unborn baby also died, according to AP. The bus driver, 61-year-old Anthony Guaetta of Johnstown was dead at the scene.

There had been 23 passengers aboard the bus, which was en route to play a game at Millersville University. That lacrosse game, and one scheduled for Sunday, were both cancelled.

Authorities didn’t know the cause of the accident, which sheared off the left side of the bus, AP reported. The bus was operated by Mlaker Charter & Tours of Davidsville, Pa.

A bus carrying a lacrosse team from a Vermont college and a sports car collided Tuesday in Upstate New York, leaving a passenger in the car dead.

 

Lacrosse Team Bus Crashes In Upstate N.Y.

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Posted on 12th March 2013 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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A Porsche skidded across a wet highway in Upstate New York Tuesday, hitting a bus that was carrying a college lacrosse team and flipping it on its side, according to USA Today.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/03/12/players-survive-bus-crash/1983547/

A passenger in the Porsche was killed but all 38 people on the bus — 34 lacrosse players, a trainer, two coaches and the driver — survived. Four players suffered minor injuries, USA Today reported. The victim in the Porsche was a 64-year-old woman, and the driver, a 65-year-old man, was in the hospital with critical injuries.

The lacrosse team from St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vt., was en route to a match in Westchester County, N.Y. The team’s bus was on Interstate 87 in Clifton Park, N.Y., and it was raining, USA Today reported.

According to witnesses, the Porsche passed the bus but the driver lost control, and the car wound up right in the bus’s path, according to USA Today. The bus fell on its side and ended up in a ditch.

There was also a third vehicle involved in the accident.

N.J. School Bus Crash Hospitalizes Students, Driver

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Posted on 18th February 2013 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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New Jersey is overrun by deer, and the lovely creatures can pose dangers.

On Monday seven students and a bus driver were hospitalized following a crash at 3 p.m. in rural Hamilton, N.J., involving a deer, according to The Times of Trenton.

http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2013/02/school_bus_crash_in_hamilton_s.html

A school bus carrying 14 students from St. Gregory the Great Academy went into a ditch when the driver swerved to avoid hitting a deer, the newspaper reported.

The driver and seven students, from the 4th grade to the 8th grade, were taken to Robert Wood University Hospital Hamilton. Monday night, they were in good condition at the hospital, according to The Times.

The children had school on President’s Day, a holiday, to make up for days they were out because of superstorm Sandy last fall, the newspaper reported.