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Bus Accidents

Grieving Mother Sues FedEx for More than $100 Million after Fiery California Bus Crash

By Ross Jurewitz on April 29, 2014

The mother of a honors high school student recently filed a $100 million lawsuit against FedEx after her 17-year-old daughter was killed in a flaming bus crash in northern California, alleging that the delivery company’s big rigs have a tendency to catch on fire.

According to a report by San Diego Union-Tribune, the FedEx big rig allegedly veered across the highway median into opposing traffic and collided with the tour bus, which was carrying 44 students and their chaperones to Humboldt State University for a preview weekend visit. Five high school students, three adult chaperones, and both drivers were killed in the accident. Read the rest »

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Tour Bus Crashes, Overturns in Yucaipa: 8 Dead, 38 Injured

By Ross Jurewitz on February 4, 2013

A devastating tour bus crash in Yucaipa, California has taken the lives of at least eight people and injured 38 on Sunday, February 3, 2013 around 6:30 p.m., according to CBS News. The bus lost control while traveling down a mountain road in Southern California, striking a car, rolling over and then sliding on its side into a pick-up truck.

Several passengers were ejected and emergency crews had to free others who were trapped in the bus. The dozens injured were taken to hospitals in the area, one of them in critical condition. Read the rest »

Nickelodeon Star Miranda Cosgrove Injured in Tour Bus Accident

By Ross Jurewitz on August 13, 2011

Cosgrove Bus Accident“iCarly” star Miranda Cosgrove suffered a broken ankle in a truck accident when her tour bus crashed into an overturned tractor-trailer on I-70 in Illinois‚ just outside of Vandalia on the morning of August 11‚ 2011.

According to local reports‚ the bus hit a part of the overturned semi that was blocking one of the lanes. According to the 18-year old Nickelodeon star‚ it was pitch black outside when her tour bus‚ en route to Kansas‚ collided with the truck. Rather than swerving and potentially overturning the bus‚ the bus driver decided to hit the brakes and face the semi head on. Miranda says this may have saved her life. Read the rest »

SUV Crashes into School Bus on I-805

By Ross Jurewitz on May 30, 2011

Two people suffered critical injuries in a San Diego bus accident that occurred on May 26‚ 2011‚ around 6:10 a.m. at Murray Ridge Road inSerra Mesa Bus  Serra Mesa. According to the CHP‚ light-colored Mercedes SUV collided with the rear side of a school bus on southbound Interstate 805 (I-805).

Two passengers in the SUV were hurt and immediately transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. Fortunately there were no children in the bus when the accident occurred. From the available information‚ it is unclear what made the SUV driver rear end the bus. Read the rest »

School Bus Driver Crashes Into San Diego Home

By Ross Jurewitz on May 12, 2011

An unidentified 63-year-old driver crashed a school bus outside a Rancho Penasquitos elementary school on Tuesday‚ May 10‚ 2011‚ around 1:30 p.m. According to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department‚ the bus driver lost control of the vehicle collided with several cars‚ trees and then drove into a home after crossing Russet Leaf Lane.

San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokesman Maurice Luque said that the Poway Unified School District vehicle veered onto a nearby embankment‚ struck two small trees‚ hit a parked car with a woman and her young daughter in it in front of Deer Canyon Elementary School and then crashed into the closed garage of an unoccupied home. Read the rest »

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