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Bus Accidents

Branson Duck Boat Tragedy Brings Up Questions of Safety

As we all know by now, there was a disastrous duck boat accident in Branson, Missouri, in which one of the amphibious boats, which have come to be known as “duck boat,” capsized and sank in 40 feet of water on Table Rock Lake during what was supposed to be a fun family outing for…

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Texas Teens Injured in Alabama Charter Bus Crash

A charter bus that was carrying high school band members from the Channelview Independent School District back home to Texas from a trip to Disney World, where they performed at a music festival last Saturday, ran off an Alabama highway and plunged into a 50-for=t-deep ravine on Tuesday. The accident killed the bus driver and…

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How Technology Could Limit Vehicle Crashes

The number of traffic accidents and fatalities nationwide has been increasing at an alarming rate in recent years, in part because of the rise in incidences of DUI and distracted driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were more than 6.3 million vehicle crashes nationwide in 2015 alone, a number that…

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California Bus Crash

California Bus Crash Leaves 13 Dead, 31 Injured There was a horrifying early morning California bus crash on Interstate 10 near Palm Springs at 5:17 a.m. Sunday morning. A tour bus full of passengers was returning from Red Earth Casino near Salton Sea, California when it slammed into the rear of an 18-wheeler at very…

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Increased Charter Bus Inspections

FMCSA Concerns Lead to Increased Charter Bus Inspections The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is worried about the higher frequency of fatal commercial bus accidents, so it has announced an initiative that will  feature increased charter bus inspections. They will prioritize the inspection, repair and maintenance of commercial buses at a much higher level. The…

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California Bus-Truck Crash Update

Earlier this week, the sheriff-coroner for Glenn County, California reported on its autopsy results in the wake of a fiery bus-truck crash that occurred on a Northern California highway back on April 10. According to their data, coroners suggest that most of the ten people who died in the crash, including five students, three adult chaperones…

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California Bus Crash Details: 911 Calls Released

Officials with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) have released recordings of 911 calls from the terrible April 10 accident in which a FedEx tractor-trailer careened out of control and slammed into a tour bus containing 44 high school students. The accident killed five students and three adult chaperones, as well as the drivers of both…

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California Bus Wreck: At Least 10 Deaths

State and federal investigators are sifting through the considerable wreckage in the aftermath of a horrific crash in Northern California late yesterday afternoon, in which the driver of a FedEx truck swerved across a highway median and slammed head-on into a tour bus full of high school students. The crash has so far claimed the…

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Unsafe Bus Companies Shut Down

52 Companies Ordered Shuttered Every year, the motor coach industry carries nearly 700 million passengers a year to destinations spanning the United States. Those passenger numbers are comparable to those in the domestic airline industry. Because of a spate of bus accidents over the past few years, especially a tragic April accident in the Dallas-Ft….

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