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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 »

Tour Bus in Deadly Crash Had Unsafe Tires

It would not have passed inspection, authorities say

(Newser) - If tour bus company owner-driver Teodulo Elias Vides hadn't been one of 13 people killed in a horrific crash on Interstate 10 near Palm Springs, Calif., on Sunday, authorities would probably have some tough questions for him. Authorities say half the tires on the bus he was driving, including... More »

19 Injured in Double-Decker Tour Bus Crash

The open-air bus lost control before crashing into a construction site

(Newser) - At least 19 people are injured—five critically—after a double-decker tour bus lost control and crashed into a construction site in San Francisco's popular Union Square on Friday, KTVU reports. It's unknown what caused the open-air bus to lose control, but it traveled several blocks afterward, hitting... 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 »

8 Dead in California Tour Bus Crash

At least two dozen others hurt in 3-vehicle collision

(Newser) - At least eight people were killed and another two dozen injured after a tour bus crashed on a mountain road around 80 miles east of Los Angeles, CBS reports. Authorities say the bus, which originated in Tijuana, Mexico, collided with a truck and a sedan on State Route 38, reports... More »

4 Killed in Bus Crash; Driver Charged

Kin Yiu Cheung, 37, may have been fatigued

(Newser) - The driver of a tour bus that overturned this morning, killing four people, has been charged with reckless driving. The bus left North Carolina for New York last night, but swerved off I-95 in Virginia around 5am and flipped after hitting an embankment. Dozens were injured, WNBC reports. Police are... More »

Driver Dies in Second NY Tour Bus Crash

40 hospitalized after NJ Turnpike accident

(Newser) - Tour buses in New York City are likely to face even greater scrutiny following the second deadly accident in three days. A tour bus heading from Chinatown to Philadelphia crashed on the New Jersey Turnpike last night, killing the driver and at least one of his 45 passengers, ABC News... More »

Bronx Bus Crash Driver Couldn't Legally Drive

NTSB investigating ex-con Ophadell Williams

(Newser) - The driver involved in the Bronx crash that killed 15 people shouldn't have been behind the wheel of any vehicle, let alone a tour bus full of passengers, officials involved in the probe tell AP . Ophadell Williams' driving privileges were suspended in 1995 and apparently never reinstated after he failed... More »

Tour Bus Death Toll Hits 15

Several are still hospitalized in critical condition

(Newser) - Saturday's horrific Bronx tour bus crash claimed its 15th victim today. A 70-year-old man died from his injuries this morning, police say; none of the victims' names have yet been released. Several other passengers, most in critical condition, remain hospitalized with injuries, the AP reports. Meanwhile, the National Transportation Safety... More »

Bus Crash Victims: Driver Swerved

Survivors recount horrific accident

(Newser) - Survivors and witnesses of yesterday's horrific Bronx tour bus crash are dismissing the driver's story that he was cut off by a tractor-trailer, reports the AP. Passengers have told investigators that he inexplicably swerved to the right various times just before the accident and that no one felt the bus... More »

Death Toll in Tour Bus Crash Climbs to 14

Another 20 people remain hospitalized near NYC

(Newser) - A tour bus overturned on I-95 in the Bronx this morning, catastrophically slicing off its roof on a road sign and killing 14 people, reports the Daily News . About 20 people remain hospitalized, with at least six in critical condition. The bus driver told police he lost control after a... More »

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