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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 »

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 »

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 »

1 Killed, 30 Hurt as Bus Crashes Twice in a Day

It came off Calif. interstate after hitting a Denny's

(Newser) - A tour bus drifted off a northern California interstate yesterday and flipped onto its roof, killing a 33-year-old man, leaving six others with critical or serious injuries, and sending two dozen people to hospitals with less serious wounds, authorities say. The crash in Redding, about 100 miles south of the... 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 »

Flood Sweeps Tour Bus 300 Yards Off-Course

No one hurt in freak Arizona incident

(Newser) - Flash flood waters swept a tour bus with 33 people aboard hundreds of yards down a wash in northwestern Arizona. The vehicle flipped on its side, but, amazingly, no one was injured, say officials. The Las Vegas-bound bus was returning yesterday afternoon from a day-trip to the Grand Canyon's... 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 »

9 Killed, Dozens Hurt in Oregon Tour Bus Crash

Driver lost control, plunged down embankment

(Newser) - Nine people were killed and more than two dozen injured when a charter bus veered out of control yesterday morning on an icy stretch of interstate in eastern Oregon and plunged a few hundred feet down an embankment. The bus, bound for Vancouver, Canada, from Las Vegas, crashed through a... More »

Tour Bus Overturns, Injuring 23

Bus from Canada slides down embankment in New Jersey

(Newser) - A tour bus from Canada carrying about 60 people bound for New York City overturned on a highway exit ramp in northern New Jersey early today, slid down an embankment, and landed on its side, injuring 23 people on board, authorities said. The driver, who suffered a gash in his... 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 »

NY-Bound Bus Flips, Killing 4

Likely cause is driver fatigue in crash off I-95 in Virginia

(Newser) - A commercial tour bus traveling to New York City went off Interstate 95 in Virginia and flipped on its roof before dawn today, killing four people and injuring many more, state police said. The bus was en route from Greensboro, NC, to New York City's Chinatown when it strayed... 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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