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Tour Bus Driver in Deadly Crash Was on First Trip

4 Chinese tourists died in Utah crash

(Newser) - The driver of a tour bus that crashed near a national park in Utah on Friday, killing four Chinese tourists and injuring dozens more, was making his first trip for a company that had only been in business for a short time, investigators said Sunday. The National Transportation Safety Board... More »

Cops: Bus Drove 80 Miles After Killing Elderly Woman

Witnesses say her body was run over by multiple cars

(Newser) - Police say the tour bus that hit and killed an 84-year-old woman Thursday night in Queens kept driving for more than 80 miles before police eventually stopped it in Connecticut, the New York Daily News reports. Agalia Gounaris was crossing the street when she was clipped by the bus and... More »

For Sale on Craigslist: Willie Nelson's Old Bus

Current bid is $65K

(Newser) - Amazing the stuff that turns up for sale on Craigslist: As the Village Voice points out, this listing from East Texas is offering Willie Nelson's old tour bus from the 1980s. The current bid is $65,000, and the unidentified sellers plan to cut off bidding tomorrow and have... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Rivers Cuomo Recovering Well

Weezer frontman still in hospital following crash, but feeling good

(Newser) - Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo is still in the hospital following last weekend’s tour bus crash, but his condition’s improving, and the doctors say he’ll probably be released in the next few days. “Yesterday Rivers finally made it onto his feet for the first time since the... More »

Rivers Cuomo Injured in Weezer Bus Crash

Indie darlings were en route from Toronto to Boston

(Newser) - Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo suffered minor injuries this morning when a bus carrying the band from Toronto to Boston ran off the New York State Thruway about 40 miles west of Albany. Cuomo complained of rib pain and was taken to a local hospital after the tour bus slid on... More »

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