Crimson Tide Cheerleader Bus Involved In Crash With Pickup


Posted on 9th January 2013 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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A charter bus that was transporting University of Alabama cheerleaders Tuesday following the BCS National Championship Tuesday was in a crash that also involved a pickup truck and a car, according to ESPN.

The accident took place Tuesday night in Montgomery, Ala., when the cheerleaders were coming home following the big game, EPSN said.

No one on the bus, which had 31 people on it, was hurt. But a passenger in the pick-up truck sustained serious, life-threatening injuries, according to ESPN. That victim, a student at the Alabama university, was in stable condition.

Tour Bus Crash In North Jersey Puts 8 In Critical Condition


Posted on 6th October 2012 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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Nearly two dozen passengers were injured, eight of them seriously, Saturday morning when a Canadian tour bus overturned while exiting an off-ramp on Interstate 80 in Wayne, N.J., according to The Record.

The accident involving the AVM Max 2000 Charter Services Inc. bus is under investigation. The bus, with 57 people aboard, was headed to Flatbush, Brooklyn, The Record reported. The group included many people who were West Indian, part of a Seventh-Day Adventist church in Toronto that was traveling to a religious conference.

The bus driver, Neville Larmond, 51, of Toronto, claimed that he was cut off by another vehicle, causing the accident, The Record said.

The crash took place around 7:30 a.m. Saturday, with the bus having left Toronto around 9 p.m. Friday night, according to The Record. It is a holiday weekend in both Canada, where it is Thanksgiving, and the United States, where it is Columbus Day.

The tour bus went over an exit ramp curb and turned over on its left side. Three passengers were trapped inside.

As of Saturday night, eight passengers were at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in critical condition, according to The Record. Other accident victims were sent to Chilton Hospital, St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital, and then were released, the newspaper said.

Federal regulators have cited AVM Max four times in 2012 for violating “fatigued driving” regulations, according to The Record.



New Jersey School Bus, Dump Truck Crash Kills Girl


Posted on 18th February 2012 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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Federal safety officials will be getting a bird’s-eye view of the impact of a New Jersey law that requires school buses to have seat belts for passengers. They will trying to determine the effect of the restraints during an accident last week that killed an 11-year-old triplet girl.

Last Thursday a school bus and a dump truck in Burlington County, N.J., collided, an accident that not only left the girl dead but also seriously hurt her two triplet sisters, as well as an 11-year-old boy, according to The Star-Ledger of Newark.

Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are investigating the accident, which took place at a four-way intersection in Chesterfield, N.J., at the crossing of Route 528 and Old York Road.

The Ledger reported that the NTSB wants to study what impact seat belts had in the aftermath of the crash. New Jersey is one of only six states that require seat belts for passengers in school buses. 

Some of the students on the bus in New Jersey were wearing seat belts, but the NTSB is trying to determine which passengers were wearing them and what effect that had on their safety, according to The Ledger.

At abour 8 a.m. Thursday the dump truck was traveling on Route 528 when it apparently went through an amber light and hit the bus in the driver’s side, The Ledger reported.  The school bus then hit a pole, which then partially went into the bus.

Isabelle Tezsla, one of the triplet daughters of New Jersey State Trooper Sgt. Anthony Tezsla, was killed in the crash. Her sister Natalie was no longer in critical condition, but had improved and is now in stable condition. But the third triplet, Sophie, was still in critical condition, as was 11-year-old Jonathan Zdybel, according to The Ledger.

Authorities haven’t filed any charges in the accident.