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Category: Bus Accidents

North Hills freeway Bus Accident Injures 40 People

By Brian Chase on October 17, 2018 - No comments

San Diego Freeway Bus Accident

A freeway bus crash left 40 people injured after the vehicle smashed through a concrete barrier on the 405. The San Diego freeway bus accident happened at about 1pm on Sunday Oct. 14, when the bus was travelling along the northbound 405 near the North Hills area. It was spotted turning sharply to the right, before suddenly veering left across four lanes of traffic and crashing through the central barrier onto the southbound side of the freeway. The incident was covered by various news outlets, with the Daily Mail even carrying dashcam footage of the crash which was captured by a nearby car. …Read the rest »

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25 Injured in Downtown Los Angeles Tour Bus Crash

By Brian Chase on July 16, 2018 - No comments

25 Injured in Downtown Los Angeles Tour Bus Crash

At least 25 people were injured in a Los Angeles bus accident after a tour bus carrying 32 passengers collided with a barrier and tipped over on the 10 Freeway early morning on July 14. According to a news report in the Los Angeles Times, 25 passengers were transported to area hospitals. Four were said to be in serious condition, five in fair condition and 16 in good condition. The bus accident occurred on the 10 West near the 110 Freeway interchange with the bus striking impact buffers before ending up on its side. …Read the rest »

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13 Injured in Los Angeles Bus Accident

By Brian Chase on March 23, 2018 - No comments

13 Injured in Los Angeles Bus Accident

Thirteen people were hospitalized with injuries they suffered in a Los Angeles bus accident the morning of March 22. According to news reports, the collision occurred on the eastbound 10 Freeway in the Express Lanes at Soto Street in Boyle Heights. A Greyhound bus collided with a Foothill charter bus prompting a SigAlert. Officials said the chain of events began when a car left the roadway, struck a tree and tumbled into traffic lanes. As traffic began to back up, a Greyhound intercity bus that was on its way to Las Vegas, rear-ended a Foothill Transit commuter bus. …Read the rest »

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Driverless Bus Crashes Shortly After Launch in Las Vegas

By Brian Chase on November 10, 2017 - No comments

Driverless Bus Crashes Shortly After Launch in Las Vegas

A self-driving shuttle bus crashed less than two hours after it was launched in Las Vegas this week. According to news reports, city officials had hosted an unveiling ceremony for the bus, described as the country’s first driverless shuttle bus. Within two hours, the bus crashed with a semi-truck. The human driver of the other vehicle was determined to have been at fault. There were no injuries. The oval-shaped bus sponsored by AAA can transport up to 12 passengers at a time. It has an attendant and a computer monitor and uses GPS and electric curb sensors instead of brake pedals or a steering wheel. …Read the rest »

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Tour Bus Driver Faulted for Palm Springs Crash That Left 13 Dead

By Brian Chase on October 27, 2017 - No comments

Driverless Bus Crashes Shortly After Launch in Las Vegas

The driver of a tour bus that crashed into a stopped big-rig on the 10 Freeway near Palm Springs in October 2016 that left 12 passengers dead was most responsible for the crash, a CHP investigation has concluded.According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the driver of the tour bus, Teodulo Elias Vides, also died in the crash. The bus was carrying 42 passengers from the Red Earth casino in Thermal and was going west at 76 mph in a 70-mph zone at the time of the 5:15 a.m. crash. …Read the rest »

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Texas Church Bus Accident Leaves 13 Dead

By Brian Chase on March 31, 2017 - No comments

Texas Church Bus Accident Leaves 13 Dead

At least 13 people were dead and two others were injured in a head-on crash involving a 2004 Turtle Top bus that was ferrying a church group. According to a Fox news report, all the victims who died were senior adults who attended First Baptist Church of New Braunfels, Texas, including the driver. The bus was carrying 14 senior adults and traveling on U.S. 83 outside Garner State Park in northern Uvalde County when a pickup truck driver, 20-year-old Jack Dillon Young, veered into the opposite lane of traffic and crashed into the church bus. …Read the rest »

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Federal Investigation Blames Bad Lane Markings for Fatal California Bus Accident

By Brian Chase on March 31, 2017 - No comments

Bad Lane Markings for Fatal California Bus Accident

Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have determined that inadequate road markings were to blame for a devastating January 2016 Greyhound bus accident in San Jose that left two dead and a dozen others injured. According to a news report in the San Jose Mercury News, NTSB officials said the absence of reflective warning markers preceding a gore point separating the carpool lane connector to Highway 85 from 101, caused the bus driver to think he was in the connector lane when he was actually heading straight into a concrete barrier. …Read the rest »

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Los Angeles Jury Awards $26 Million in Teen Tour Bus Wrongful Death Case

By Brian Chase on December 8, 2016 - No comments

Bad Lane Markings for Fatal California Bus Accident

A jury in Compton has awarded $26 million to the family of Mason Zisette, a Manhattan Beach teen, who was killed in an accident aboard a double-decker Starline tour bus. According to a news report in the Daily Breeze, the jury awarded the largest jury verdict ever awarded in California for the wrongful death of a minor child. Jurors found the tour bus company 70 percent at fault for what happened and assigned 25 percent of the blame to the parents of a girl whose Sweet 16 party Mason was attending when he was aboard the bus.

On July 10, 2014, Mason hit his head against the Spruce Street pedestrian bridge as he stood upstairs on the open-air bus that was traveling south on the 405 Freeway in Inglewood. Mason seemed to have suffered only a bump on the head. But he immediately lost consciousness from a severe traumatic brain injury and never awakened. Mason’s mother has said she plans to use it to work with lawmakers to change legislation that will help improve bus safety. …Read the rest »

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The Raging Debate Over Seatbelts in School Buses

By Brian Chase on November 23, 2016 - No comments

Even as parents in Chattanooga Tennessee are mourning the deaths of at least five children whose lives were cut short when their school bus crashed into a tree, the debate over whether children traveling by school buses should wear seatbelts has been revived. According to a CNN news report, the 24-year-old school bus driver has been arrested and charged with vehicular homicide. As the investigation continues into this tragic incident, many people across the country are left wondering if those young lives could have been saved, had the school bus been equipped with seatbelts. …Read the rest »

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UPDATE: Driver in Palm Springs Tour Bus Crash Had Checkered Safety Record

By Brian Chase on October 27, 2016 - No comments

Palm Springs Bus Crash

The driver in a Palm Springs tour bus accident that left 13 dead and 31 injured had a questionable record when it came to safety, the Los Angeles Times reports. The driver of the casino bus, 59-year-old Teodulo Elias Vides, crashed his USA Holiday bus into the back of a slow-moving big rig on the 10 Freeway as he drove guests back to Los Angeles after a night of gambling at a Salton Sea area casino. …Read the rest »

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