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Bus Carrying Dozens of Kids Flips '15 or 20 Times' in Crash

One third grader was killed and some 45 people were injured on an Arkansas interstate

(Newser) - A third grader was killed and at least 45 people were injured when a charter bus carrying youth football players from Tennessee rolled off an interstate and overturned before sunrise Monday in central Arkansas, authorities said. Arkansas State Police said about 25 miles southwest of Little Rock. Police said most... More »

15 Die After Woman Brawls With Bus Driver

Vehicle crashed off a bridge in Chinese city

(Newser) - Police say a brawl between a passenger and a bus driver was the cause of the bus plunging off a bridge in southwestern China, the AP reports. An eight-second surveillance video posted by Chongqing police on its social media account Friday shows the two got into a fight before the... More »

At Least 7 Killed in 'Terrible' NM Bus Crash

'It was an awe-inspiring, terrible scene'

(Newser) - At least seven people were killed and others were seriously injured Thursday in a head-on crash involving a commercial passenger bus and a semi-truck along Interstate 40 in New Mexico, near the Arizona border, authorities say. Preliminary information indicated the semi was headed east when it blew a tire, sending... More »

Baby Named for Humboldt 'Hero' Killed in Bus Crash

Logan Humble Strong honors 21-year-old Logan Boulet

(Newser) - "We want Logan back. But if this is the silver medal, I'll take it." So says the father of Humboldt Broncos bus crash victim Logan Boulet, whose name will now live on. Kelsey Fiddler, who was 28 weeks pregnant when she saw the junior hockey team's... More »

Driver's Illegal U-Turn Attempt Caused Fatal Crash: Authorities

School bus driver crossed 3 lanes in apparent attempt to make an illegal U-turn, authorities say

(Newser) - A school bus driver with a history of driver's license suspensions caused a fatal crash on a New Jersey highway last week by crossing three lanes of traffic in an apparent attempt to make an illegal U-turn , according to a criminal complaint released Thursday. Authorities charged Hudy Muldrow Sr.... More »

Driver in Deadly School Bus Crash Allegedly Made Odd Maneuver

Driver may have missed exit, attempted illegal U-turn

(Newser) - NJ Advance Media was shown Department of Transportation video of the deadly school bus crash in New Jersey last week, and it calls the bus driver's actions before the accident "hard to understand." While making what should have been a simple merge from Route 206 onto I-80... More »

Kim Expresses 'Bitter Sorrow' After Crash Kills 32 Tourists

Chinese citizens died when bus plunged off bridge

(Newser) - A crash that killed 32 tourists from North Korea's chief ally brought "bitter sorrow" to the heart of leader Kim Jong Un, according to Pyongyang's official KCNA news agency. The agency—in a rare admission of bad news—said the Chinese tourists and four North Koreans were... More »

To Honor Humboldt, Canadians Grab Their Sticks

Thousands in Canada (and around the world) are using #PutYourSticksOut

(Newser) - It started when a resident of Humboldt, Saskatchewan, left a hockey stick standing on the porch. "The boys might need it … wherever they are," the person wrote in a text to TSN hockey analyst Brian Munz, referring to the 15 people killed Friday when a bus carrying... More »

In Wake of Hockey Team Crash, a Painful Coroner Mix-Up

Player identified as dead is alive, and vice versa

(Newser) - A wrenching mix-up in the aftermath of the deadly collision of a bus carrying a junior hockey team with a semi-trailer on Friday evening in Western Canada. The death toll stands at 15, with the CBC reporting player Xavier Labelle had been put on the list of the dead. The... More »

43 Hurt as Bus Carrying NY Teens Hits Overpass

Crash mangled entire top half of charter bus

(Newser) - A charter bus carrying teenagers returning from a spring break trip Sunday night struck a bridge overpass on Long Island, seriously injuring six passengers and mangling the entire length of the top of the bus, the AP reports. The crash happened shortly after 9pm Sunday on the Southern State Parkway... More »

Tour Bus En Route to Masters Overturns

15 people injured, driver arrested

(Newser) - A charter bus headed to the Masters golf tournament overturned on a Georgia interstate Thursday, injuring 15 people and snarling traffic as scores of fans made the pilgrimage to one of the sport's premier events. The bus driver was charged with driving under the influence, the AP reports. The... More »

Bus With Students From Disney World Plunges Into Ravine

The driver was killed, many passengers hurt

(Newser) - A bus carrying Texas high school band members home from Disney World plunged into a ravine before dawn Tuesday in Alabama, killing the driver and injuring many passengers, authorities said. First responders used ropes to rappel down the 50-foot ravine in the middle of Interstate 10 to reach them, and... More »

18 Killed, Nearly 50 Injured in Double-Decker Bus Crash

Bus was returning from horse-racing track in Hong Kong

(Newser) - At least 18 people were killed and nearly 50 more injured when a double-decker bus carrying spectators and workers from a horse-racing track crashed Saturday in Hong Kong, the BBC reports. According to CNN , images from the scene show the bus on its side with its top apparently torn off.... More »

The Weather and Roads Were Clear. Then, a NYE Tragedy

13-year-old girl killed in Greyhound bus crash in Utah; 11 others injured, including the driver

(Newser) - A Greyhound bus careened from a highway and plunged into a deep wash, killing a 13-year-old girl and injuring 11 other people on New Year's Eve in rural Utah, state troopers said Monday. Investigators were still trying to determine what caused the crash along Interstate 70, west of the... More »

They Left the Cruise to See Mayan Ruins. Then, a Crash

11 passengers and Mexican guide are killed

(Newser) - A bus carrying cruise ship passengers on an excursion to Mayan ruins in southeastern Mexico flipped over on a narrow highway Tuesday, killing 11 tourists, including a child, and their Mexican tour guide. Around 20 other people were injured, officials say. Seven Americans and two Swedes are among the injured,... More »

Man, 65, Saves Busload of Tourists From Tragedy

Police laud passenger's quick reflexes after driver collapses in Austrian Alps

(Newser) - A French tourist is being praised for saving a busload of fellow passengers from "catastrophe" after the driver passed out. The bus was on a winding road in the Austrian Alps near Schwaz when the 76-year-old driver collapsed, the BBC reports. As the bus was careening toward a precipice,... More »

3 Dead as City Bus, Tour Bus Collide in NYC

Pedestrian, tour bus driver, and one passenger are dead

(Newser) - A city bus and a tour bus collided and spun around in a New York City intersection on Monday, leaving three people dead, including a pedestrian, officials said. Mayor Bill de Blasio said he was shocked by the "sheer destruction" and noted that "one of those who was... More »

18 Dead in Germany Bus Crash

'After we got there, nobody else got off the bus'

(Newser) - A bus carrying German seniors on holiday slammed into the back of a truck that had slowed for a traffic jam and burst into flame Monday , killing 18 people on a major highway in Bavaria, authorities said. More than two dozen people who were hurt escaped the bus before it... More »

Many Missing After Horrific Bus Crash

31 hurt, 17 unaccounted for, police in Germany say

(Newser) - Police in Germany say 17 people are unaccounted for after a horrific crash turned a bus with more than 40 passengers on board into a charred ruin. The bus went up in flames after crashing into a truck near the Bavarian town of Muenchberg early Monday, the AP reports. Police... More »

Bus Slams Into Street Fest, Kills 38

Haiti driver was trying to flee scene of another accident

(Newser) - A bus plowed into people taking part in an early morning street festival in Haiti on Sunday, killing at least 38 people and injuring 17, rescue officials say. The accident occurred around 3am in the city of Gonaives when a passenger bus first hit two people at a bus stop... More »

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