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July 22, 2014

Most Calif. bus crash victims died of smoke inhalation, coroner says

Most of the victims killed in a fiery crash in Northern California between a college-bound bus and a FedEx freight truck in April survived the initial impact, only to die from smoke inhalation as a fire tore through the carriage.


March 25, 2014

Va. bus crash kills 1, injures 16

An American Transportation bus hit a guardrail and overturned along Interstate 95 before dawn on Sunday. Witnesses reported that a speeding passenger vehicle swerved into the bus’s travel lane and the bus swerved to avoid it.


July 3, 2013

Calif. lawmaker introduces motorcoach safety bill

The bill would require the U.S. DOT to review pre-trip inspection procedures for brake adjustment and issue a new rule in three years, develop minimum performance standards and allow law enforcement to conduct en route inspections.


April 9, 2013

Oregon DOT named in tour bus crash lawsuit

Follows a coach crash last December that killed nine and injured 38. Claims of ODOT’s negligence include failure to equip the stretch of Interstate 84 with barriers strong enough to prevent the bus from leaving the roadway and not adequately plowing and sanding the freeway.


April 1, 2013

Coach driver in Pa. crash had no drugs, alcohol in system

Toxicology tests showed that the Johnstown tour bus driver who crashed on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, killing the Seton Hill University women's lacrosse coach, her unborn child and himself, also had no prior medical condition. The driver died of blunt force trauma at the scene.


February 5, 2013

UPDATE: 7 killed in Calif. coach collision, bus had repeated citations

The tour bus crash in Southern California left seven dead and dozens injured. The bus had a history of brake and other maintenance issues that drew scrutiny from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.


January 24, 2013

Affiliates of unsafe bus company still in operation

Despite a federal crackdown on unsafe companies following the death of four Sky Express passengers in a crash, documents show two companies with some of the worst safety records in the nation are still in operation.


January 2, 2013

NTSB investigating Ore. coach crash

On Dec. 30, a 1998 Prevost motorcoach, operated by Mi Joo Tour & Travel, went down an embankment, rolled over at least once, and came to rest upright at the bottom of the slope. Nine of the vehicle's occupants received fatal injuries.


November 2, 2012

Judge dismissed charges against N.C. dispatcher in crash

Absolved all four counts of involuntary manslaughter filed against Sky Express’ Zhao Jian Chen, who was accused of ordering bus driver Kin Yiu Cheung to drive from North Carolina to New York, even though Cheung told him he was too tired. Cheung fell asleep and the bus overturned.


October 22, 2012

Driver dead, riders injured in Ariz. tour bus crash

The Silver State Trailways driver suffered a medical episode, possibly a heart attack, and lost control of the bus. Forty-eight passengers, mostly travelers from overseas, were injured.


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