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Man Seems Unfazed to Be Hit by Double- Decker Bus

Simon Smith somehow escapes serious injury, strolls into pub

(Newser) - The British media is marveling at the resiliency of 53-year-old Simon Smith, and no wonder: CCTV video shows him being smashed by an out-of-control bus in the street, only to get up calmly and walk into a pub. Despite being thrown about 20 feet, Smith somehow suffered only bruises and... More »

4 Dead After Train, Bus Collide

Biloxi accident is under investigation

(Newser) - A bus and freight train collided Tuesday in Biloxi, Miss., leaving four people dead, CNN reports. A charter bus from Austin, Texas, was attempting to cross train tracks when it got stuck and was hit by the train. There were 50 to 60 passengers on the bus; in addition to... More »

Dazed Kids Said 'Mama' When Asked Mothers' Name

One mom says she complained about driver for months

(Newser) - Doctors at a Chattanooga, Tenn., hospital say there were heartbreaking scenes of confusion when young children arrived after Monday's horrific school bus crash . "Many were scared or too dazed to talk to us," says Dr. Darvey Koller, emergency room chief at TC Thompson Children's Hospital, per... More »

School Bus Crash Leaves 5 Dead

Police looking at speed as a factor

(Newser) - A school bus crash in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Monday afternoon killed at least five and injured at least 20 more, authorities say. It was unclear Monday night whether all of the dead were children. Police haven't determined what happened, but they say early reports suggest the bus hit a utility... More »

Baltimore School Bus Crash 'Sounded Like a Trainwreck'

No kids on school bus that slammed into commuter bus, but 6 people died

(Newser) - Police are investigating a Tuesday morning crash in Southwest Baltimore between a school bus and a commuter bus that left six dead, the Baltimore Sun reports. No children were reportedly on the school bus, but the driver of that bus died, while five people on the MTA bus perished, Baltimore... More »

Cops: Driver of Runaway Bus Didn't Use Parking Brake

Crash report says Christine Beeler left her seat 'distracted'

(Newser) - Police are finally revealing why a bus lurched forward in Indianapolis last month, killing a school principal and injuring two 10-year-olds. A crash report notes bus driver Christine Beeler left the driver's seat without engaging the parking brake, allowing the bus to roll forward, reports the Indianapolis Star . The... More »

Principal Dies Shoving Kids Away From Runaway Bus

Bus driver saw Susan Jordan push kids out of harm's way

(Newser) - After more than two decades as the principal of Amy Beverland Elementary School in Indiana, Susan Jordan knew she was appreciated. In an 11-minute video posted to YouTube last May, staff and students at the school describe Jordan as a kind, dedicated educator. "She is everything I want to... More »

Duck Rider Heard Driver Say 'Oh, No!'

Police investigating possible mechanical failure on Ducks vehicle

(Newser) - Four people killed when a Ride the Ducks amphibious vehicle collided with a bus in Seattle yesterday have been identified as international students at North Seattle College. Authorities say they were among 48 staff and students from six countries who were touring the city on a chartered bus before classes... More »

Megabus Flips on Indiana Interstate

19 hurt; many hospitalized

(Newser) - At least 19 people were hurt, one critically, when a double-decker Megabus flipped on an interstate in Indiana, the Indianapolis Star reports. Some 54 people were aboard the bus traveling on I-65 as it drove between Atlanta and Chicago, Fox 59 reports. The bus was approaching a separate, minor crash... More »

Teen Stands Up on Double-Decker Bus, Dies

16-year-old hits head on highway overpass

(Newser) - Kids, don't screw around on double-decker buses. A California teen died yesterday, two days after hitting a highway overpass while standing on the top floor of an open-air double-decker bus, the LA Times reports. The boy, identified as 16-year-old Mason Zisette, was one of about 45 passengers on a... More »

12-Day-Old 'Miracle' Baby Survived Bus Crash

Truck driver hit shoulder, lost control while passing vehicles

(Newser) - More information is being released on yesterday's bus crash that killed four in California. The big rig that jackknifed, spilling metal pipes as long as 50 feet across the highway, was trying to pass slower vehicles when it drifted onto the dirt shoulder and lost control, police tell the... More »

4 Killed as Big Rig Spills Pipes, Causes Bus Crash

Tour bus either hit or swerved to avoid hitting pipes

(Newser) - At least four people are dead and more were injured this morning when a big rig jackknifed on a California highway and spilled its load of metal pipes. Somehow a fully-loaded tour bus traveling the opposite way on the 10 Freeway got involved—it may have hit the pipes or... More »

Bus Passengers Subdue Attacker, Prevent Crash

Greyhound in Arizona nearly went into oncoming traffic

(Newser) - A bizarre incident on a Greyhound bus in Arizona resulted in injuries to more than 20 people, but police say quick-thinking passengers prevented it from being much, much worse. A 25-year-old man on the bus is accused of attacking the driver just before 2am as they traveled on I-10 near... More »

Mom Watches as Son, 6, Is Hit, Killed by School Bus

Edmond Bock may have been running to catch bus at the time

(Newser) - A horrifying story out of New Jersey, where a mother watched as her 6-year-old son was fatally hit by a school bus yesterday morning. "I watched my son get hit, and the driver just kept going," Candice Bock tells the Camden Courier-Post . According to authorities, her son, Edmond,... More »

MLK's Family in Bus Accident After Rally

They all appear to be OK

(Newser) - One sour note from today's celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream Speech": The bus carrying his family got into an accident afterward, reports TMZ . It doesn't appear any serious injuries were involved, though the driver was taken to a DC hospital.... More »

Bus Full of Kids Flips in Kansas

School says 8 sixth-graders injured in accident

(Newser) - A school bus carrying about 30 sixth-grade girls overturned in Kansas today when its driver took an on-ramp too quickly, police in Bonner Springs tell KCTV . Eight girls were hurt in the crash, but none of the injuries was life-threatening, a spokesperson for Pembroke Hill School in Kansas City, Missouri,... More »

One Dead in School Bus Rollover in Illinois

25 students on bus, but only minor injuries reported

(Newser) - A school bus rollover in northern Illinois this morning has killed the driver of one car involved in the accident, reports the Chicago Sun-Times . There were approximately 25 elementary school students on the bus at the time of the accident, and most were taken to nearby hospitals, though their injuries... More »

Bus Crashes Into NY Home, Killing Boy, 6

Brother, 7, also injured as both slept inside

(Newser) - A bus that was swerving to avoid a pedestrian jumped the curb and ran into a Long Island home last night, killing a 6-year-old boy who was sleeping inside the house. Police say the driver honked three times, but the pedestrian, who was crossing against the light, didn't get... More »

College B-Ball Legend Dies in Bus Crash

Lorenzo Charles remembered for stunning 1983 victory

(Newser) - Lorenzo Emile Charles, the hero of the 1983 NCAA championship game, died yesterday in a bus crash in North Carolina. Charles, who caught and dunked a last-second shot from his NC State Wolfpack teammate to win the title over heavily favored opponents, was alone and driving a charter bus when... More »

4 Killed in Bus Crash; Driver Charged

Kin Yiu Cheung, 37, may have been fatigued

(Newser) - The driver of a tour bus that overturned this morning, killing four people, has been charged with reckless driving. The bus left North Carolina for New York last night, but swerved off I-95 in Virginia around 5am and flipped after hitting an embankment. Dozens were injured, WNBC reports. Police are... More »

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