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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 »

Soccer Fans' Mistake Just Cost Their Own Team $50K

They thought Crystal Palace bus was rival Middlesbrough's bus, vandalized it

(Newser) - Fans of a British soccer club in the Premier League may need to take their zeal down a notch after an incident over the weekend that reportedly ended up costing their own team nearly $50,000, reports the Telegraph . Crystal Palace devotees determined to make a literal mark on rival... More »

Pedestrian Killed in DC Bus Hijacking

Police say man commandeered vehicle and drove off

(Newser) - A man attacked a bus driver, stole the bus, then struck and killed a pedestrian after the bus jumped a curb at a gas station Tuesday in Washington, DC, police said. The man boarded the bus and eventually got up from his seat and attacked the driver with what appeared... More »

Cops: Man Hijacks Bus for Tim Hortons Coffee Run

Toronto man allegedly held knife to driver, made him run red lights

(Newser) - In what may be the most Canadian of crimes this week, a 31-year-old man allegedly hijacked a Toronto Transit Commission bus and forced the driver at knifepoint to take him to … a Tim Hortons coffee shop, the CBC reports. A local police constable says the man got onto the... More »

Tables Turn on Students Said to Be Victims of Hate Crime

3 SUNY Albany women are now being charged with assault

(Newser) - An attack against three black SUNY Albany students that they said was racially motivated has now taken a turn, NBC New s reports. Ariel Agudio, Alexis Briggs, and Asha Burwell, all 20-year-old females, say they were on a late-night city bus on Jan. 30 when they were harassed by a... More »

Cops: Woman Told to Stop Smoking Instead Hijacks Bus

She only made it 3 or 4 blocks

(Newser) - Beware the woman with a cigarette craving. Police say a passenger on an MTA bus in Manhattan went haywire Tuesday when she was told to stop smoking. She refused to put out her cigarette or get off the bus, forcing the driver to pull over and wait for police, reports... More »

GPS Fail Takes Tourists on 750-Mile Detour

Bus driver went to La Plagne in southern France, not La Plagne in the Alps

(Newser) - A group of 50 Belgian tourists headed to the Alps for a ski holiday were slightly confused when they woke up from their overnight bus ride and found themselves surrounded by … vineyards in the south of France. The snow hadn't melted at La Plagne ski resort, their true... More »

Front of Bus Obliterated in Deadly Canada Crash

Multiple fatalities reported as bus collides with train in Ottawa

(Newser) - A Via Rail passenger train and a transit bus collided at a crossing in Ottawa today, and Canadian police say there are multiple deaths. Witnesses say the front end of the double-decker bus was ripped off by the impact. An Ottawa Fire spokesman told CP24 television there are "multiple... More »

Dozens Injured as Tour Bus Flips

None of the injuries thought to be life-threatening in LA accident

(Newser) - A tour bus carrying gamblers to an Indian casino overturned on a Southern California freeway today, injuring 50 people on board, authorities said. (The LA Times has the number of injured at 30, with none of the injuries thought to be life-threatening.) The bus went off the side of... More »

'A Thousand Roaches' Infest Greyhound Bus Ride

Passengers freak after leaving Atlantic City

(Newser) - Talk about nasty: A bus full of Greyhound travelers suddenly found roaches dropping from the ceiling and scurrying up their clothes yesterday, CNN reports. "There's like a thousand roaches," said a passenger on the ill-fated trip. "And when I say infested, I mean infested. People were... More »

Teen on Bus Killed After Poking Head Out Roof Hatch

He struck a highway overpass on George Washington Bridge

(Newser) - A teenager headed to a Sweet 16 party was killed after he stuck his head out of the emergency hatch of a double-decker bus and hit the underside of a highway overpass, police said. Daniel Fernandez, of Sayreville, NJ, was among 65 teens aboard the bus last night as it... More »

NYC Bus Makes Women Ride in Back

But a New York World inquiry might change things

(Newser) - Women of Brooklyn, welcome to 2011. Unless, of course, you happen to hop on the B110 bus and have to sit in the back behind the men. The New York World explains: The B110 is a city bus and open to the public, but, in an unusual arrangement, it is... More »

Meet Obama's 'Beast' of a Bus

Two new buses built from the ground up for Midwestern tour

(Newser) - This bus is Barackin', so don't bother knockin': President Obama is cruising the Midwest in a customized bus that is essentially a pumped-up version of his five-ton hulking limo, dubbed "the Beast." The bus, one of two ordered up by the Secret Service, sports bulletproof black windows,... More »

Girls Attack Pregnant Teen on Seattle Bus

'Shocking' video helps catch attackers

(Newser) - Five girls ages 14 to 19 attacked a pregnant teen and her boyfriend on a packed Seattle bus—and no one jumped in to help, ABC News reports. A disturbing security video helped police find the perpetrators of the November incident, who can be seen kicking the boy's head and... More »

40 Killed in Israel Forest Fire

Bus overturns; crews unable to stop flames

(Newser) - A forest fire in northern Israel has killed at least 40 people after a bus overturned in the flames, the Jerusalem Post reports. The fire, which began this morning near a village, has spread across some 1,400 acres. Fire crews battled the flames as a kibbutz and a prison... More »

YouTube Fight Vid Sparks New Safety Fears

Racial row on Oakland bus erupts into violence

(Newser) - A disturbing racial confrontation on an Oakland bus is raising renewed fears about the safety of public transportation. Like a scene straight from the racial conflict movie Crash, a heated exchange between a young black man and 67-year-old white passenger quickly devolves into blows as passengers scream. "He hit... More »

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