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Bus Driver Left His Route to Take Winding Road

6th child died Wednesday, say investigators

(Newser) - A sixth child has died as a result of Monday's school bus crash in Chattanooga, Tenn., meaning bus driver Johnthony Walker, 24, will face an additional count of vehicular homicide, reports the AP . He's also charged with reckless endangerment and reckless driving after three fourth-graders, a first-grader, and... 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 »

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 »

Driver Killed, Teens Hurt in Bizarre Airport Bus Crash

Bus inexplicably circled back after picking up high school football team

(Newser) - A school bus driver was killed and up to 20 of her passengers were hospitalized after a bizarre crash at Denver International Airport Sunday afternoon. Cops say the driver had picked up 28 members of the Legacy High School football team and four coaches when she inexplicably circled back to... More »

Pole Slices Through Bus in California, Killing 5

5 others airlifted to a hospital

(Newser) - A charter bus veered off a central California freeway before dawn Tuesday and struck a pole head-on, killing five people and sending at least five others to hospitals, authorities say. The pole of a highway exit sign sliced the unmarked white bus nearly in half lengthwise , reports the AP . "... 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 »

9 Dead, 43 Hurt in Texas Bus Rollover

The driver lost control on US Highway 83

(Newser) - A charter bus headed to a casino crashed in far South Texas on Saturday, killing nine people and injuring 43 others in a one-vehicle rollover, officials tell the AP . Seven people died at the scene on US Highway 83 about 46 miles north of Laredo and two died later at... More »

Bus Carrying Exchange Students Crashes, Kills 14

Exchange students were reportedly returning from fireworks festival in Spain

(Newser) - A Spanish official says a bus carrying university students back from a fireworks festival has crashed in northeast Spain, killing 14 passengers and injuring 30, reports the AP . There were 57 people aboard, adds the BBC , the majority of them exchange students. Jordi Jane, spokesman for Spain's northeastern Catalonia... 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 »

42 Killed in France's Deadliest Road Accident in Decades

Bus full of retirees caught fire after collision

(Newser) - A bus transporting retirees on a daytrip and a truck collided and caught fire Friday on a country road in wine country in southwest France, killing 42 people and gravely injuring at least four others, authorities say. It was the nation's deadliest road accident in decades. An image released... More »

Horrified Parents Watch as School Bus Drives Into Pond

All 27 Fla. elementary students were rescued with no serious injuries

(Newser) - The parents of more than two dozen Florida elementary students are breathing a sigh of relief—and some are drying off—after a terrifying school bus accident yesterday in Tampa, Fla. As parents stood waiting for their children around 2:30pm, the bus from Mary E. Bryant Elementary drove right... More »

2 Girls Dead After Bus Goes Off Freeway

2 other students injured in Houston accident

(Newser) - A horrific accident involving a school bus in Houston has left two students dead and two others injured, along with the driver, reports KHOU . The bus plunged off a freeway overpass after being hit by another vehicle, say police. Only the four students—two boys and two girls—and driver... More »

School Bus Driver in Fatal Crash Was Texting

2 kids and a teacher's aide were killed in Tennessee accident

(Newser) - A Tennessee school bus driver was texting at the time of a crash that killed two young girls and an aspiring teacher last year, say accident investigators. James Davenport had sent and received multiple text messages leading up to the time the two buses collided in December, Knoxville police said... More »

At Least 40 Killed as Brazil Bus Plunges Down Ravine

At least a dozen reported injured

(Newser) - A bus carrying about 50 passengers plunged down into a deep ravine in the mountains of southeastern Brazil late yesterday, killing at least 40 people, a police official said. Police Col. Paulo Henrique Hemm told the G1 news portal that at least a dozen other people were injured and taken... More »

Dozens Die in Bus-Tanker Crash

Tanker driver flees after Pakistan crash kills 57

(Newser) - A passenger bus crashed into an oil tanker in southern Pakistan early yesterday, killing at least 57 people and leaving their remains charred beyond recognition, officials say. The chief of the emergency department at a Karachi medical center says they have received 57 bodies and treated four injured survivors. She... More »

One Twin Dies in Bus Crash, While Brother Survives

Cause of Knoxville collision that killed 3 remains unclear

(Newser) - Details are filtering out from yesterday's collision between two school buses in Knoxville, Tenn., that killed two kids and one adult . Among the more wrenching is that one of the children killed, 6-year Zykia Burns, had a twin brother on the same bus who wondered why his sister didn'... More »

Bus Crash Injures 26 on New York Interstate

It hit car that had crashed into guard rail

(Newser) - A bus bound for New York City crashed into a wrecked car and a tractor-trailer on Interstate 81 outside Syracuse early today, injuring more than two dozen people, authorities said. The Pine Hill Trailways bus with 52 passengers on board was traveling south on I-81 around 2:30am when it... 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 »

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