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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Truck Apparently Didn't Brake Before Hitting Bus

Bus braked, swerved before horrific head-on collision

(Newser) - There's no sign that the FedEx truck involved in Thursday's horrific crash braked before hitting a bus carrying high school students to a college tour, according to NTSB investigators probing the accident. A spokesperson says the truck left the southbound lane "at a 10-degree angle from its... More »

Witness: Truck on Fire Before Hitting Bus

Driver of sedan says flames were visible as driver crossed median

(Newser) - A woman who had what may be the best view of a FedEx truck before it smashed into a bus insists on a jarring detail—the truck was already on fire before the accident. "It was in flames as it came through the median," Bonnie Duran tells KNBC-TV... More »

Missing Identical Twin Among Bus Fatalities

Her sister was on a different bus to Humboldt State

(Newser) - Marisol and Marisa Serrato were identical 17-year-old twins who rarely spent time apart and planned to attend college together. That's why the two of them skipped their prom to join a group visiting Humboldt State University this week, reports NBC News . Marisol's bus arrived at the school without... More »

Newly Engaged Couple Among Bus Crash Victims

Investigators say it could take months to figure out what happened

(Newser) - Authorities still don't know what caused a FedEx truck to smash into a tour bus yesterday on a California highway, but they cautioned that the investigation could take six months, reports the Sacramento Bee . The death toll remains at 10, including five high school students who were on their... More »

Horrific Crash Kills Teens Headed to College Tour

10 dead, including FedEx truck and bus drivers

(Newser) - At least 10 people have been killed and 35 injured in a horrific three-vehicle crash in northern California involving a FedEx truck, a tour bus carrying high school students, and a Nissan Altima. The California Highway Patrol says the truck crossed a median and slammed into the bus on the... 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 »

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