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Tour Bus, Semi-Truck Crash in California, Killing at Least 13

31 others taken to hospital

(Newser) - Authorities say a maintenance crew was working on a California highway and slowing down traffic when a tour bus plowed into the back of a semi-truck, killing 13 people, the AP reports. California Highway Patrol Border Division Chief Jim Abele says the cause of accident isn't clear but that... More »

4 Killed in Crash Involving Dallas Cowboys Staff Bus

No players on board, team says

(Newser) - A bus carrying Dallas Cowboys staffers but no players collided with a van Sunday on an Arizona highway, killing four people in the van, authorities say. The bus occupants emerged uninjured from the crash, an Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman says. "All on the bus came through OK... More »

52 Dead After Buses Collide With Tanker

Collision in Afghanistan also injures 73 more

(Newser) - Two buses and a fuel tanker collided Sunday on a major highway in Afghanistan, killing 52 people, officials say. Another 73 people who had been on the buses were wounded in the accident, which set all three vehicles ablaze, says Jawed Salangi, spokesman for the governor of the eastern Ghazni... More »

HS Basketball Team Hospitalized After Bus Overturns

Several coaches and players were injured

(Newser) - A northwest Indiana high school basketball coach has been airlifted to a hospital after a bus carrying 26 players and staff overturned on an interstate on Saturday, the AP reports. School officials said the Griffith High School boys basketball team was traveling to a state semifinal game in Lafayette when... 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 »

30 Hurt When Bus Overturns in Connecticut

6 critically injured when vehicle rolls on I-95

(Newser) - A charter bus flipped on its side on Interstate 95 in Connecticut Monday, leaving about 30 people injured, including six critically, reports AP . The state Department of Transportation says the accident happened about 12:30pm Monday in Madison during a snowstorm. NBC News reports that the bus was en route... 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 »

Greyhound Bus Flips on Side, Kills 2

At least 8 others sent to hospital

(Newser) - A Greyhound bus rolled onto its side during a rainy Tuesday morning commute in Northern California, killing two women and sending at least eight others to the hospital, authorities said. Several victims suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene in San Jose or were ferried to a hospital... 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 »

10 Dead After Train Hits Prison Bus

Vehicle slid off embankment onto tracks

(Newser) - Police in west Texas say 10 people are dead after a prison bus slid off an embankment and onto railroad tracks, then got hit by a train, reports the AP . Details are still pretty thin, but NBC Dallas-Fort Worth says the bus was on Interstate 20 near Odessa this morning... 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 »

Double-Decker Buses Crash in NYC; 13 Hurt

Three people seriously injured near Times Square

(Newser) - An accident involving two double-decker tour buses injured 13 people in Times Square this afternoon. Three people were seriously hurt, though none of the injuries were life-threatening. The accident occurred around 47th Street and Seventh Avenue, an area of Times Square generally teeming with tourists near the TKTS discount Broadway... 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 »

Greyhound Bus Crash Kills 1, Injures 18

Bus collides with car on Indiana highway

(Newser) - Authorities say a Greyhound bus and car collided on a highway near Indiana's border with Ohio, killing one person and injuring at least 18 others. A Wayne County spokesman says the accident happened this morning on interstate 70 near Richmond, which is about 70 miles east of Indianapolis. 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 »

1 Child Dead in Idaho School Bus Crash

Dump truck collides with elementary bus

(Newser) - Authorities say one child has died and at least four others were injured when a dump truck collided with a school bus carrying elementary school students in a small southwest Idaho city. Emergency crews are responding to the scene today in Kuna, a town about 30 minutes from Boise. Canyon... More »

3 Members of Willie Nelson's Band Hurt in Bus Crash

Willie wasn't on the bus, and tour is suspended indefinitely

(Newser) - Willie Nelson has suspended his tour indefinitely after three members of his band were hurt when their bus plowed into a bridge pillar in East Texas during rainy conditions. Nelson was not aboard the bus when it crashed about 3:30am local time on Interstate 30 near Sulphur Springs, 75... More »

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