Recent Posts in Bus Accidents Category

  • Electronic Logbooks in Commercial Bus and Truck Industries

    What is the FMCSA? This stands for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, whose primary mission is to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that involve large commercial trucks and buses. They are also responsible for developing and enforcing data-driven regulations to balance motor carrier safety with efficiency, target educational messages to all involved, and more. The FMCSA is ...
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  • Injured in a Bus Crash? How Much is Your Case Worth?

    A bus is considered a common carrier, which is an individual or business that transports people, goods, or services for a fee. When it comes to people riding on buses, there are tons of people everyday who use public transportation to get to work and many children getting to school, and these common carriers have a responsibility to get them there safely. Common carriers work under the authority ...
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  • Injured On a Bus? 5 Legal Points to Consider

    If you suffer injury on a bus, there are several legal issues to take into account. You may be eligible to collect a large sum of damages, like one California woman who collected $15.3 million after suffering injury on a bus. The woman fractured her spine after the AC Transit bus she was riding cruised over a speed bump and 30 mph, in a 15 mph zone. The bump caused the woman to fly up in the air ...
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  • School Bus Safety Tips

    Each year, almost 140 people die in traffic accidents related to school transportation in the United States. However, school bus accidents can be easily prevented. KidsHealth.org, outlined simple ways to provide school bus safety . “As families begin to prepare for children returning to school, it’s important for parents and children to go over school bus safety tips together,” said Gardner. “This ...
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  • How Much Sleep Do You Need to Operate a Vehicle?

    How much sleep deprivation is too much? Everyone skips a few hours here and there, but too much sleep deprivation can not only wreak havoc on your own health but can be downright dangerous for those around you. Earlier this week, celebrity Tracy Morgan was severely injured in a car crash. It was recently discovered that the truck driver, whose truck hit Morgan’s bus, had not slept in 24 hours ...
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  • Runner Survives Deadly Bus Crash

    Who would have thought that boarding a bus would end in a nightmare for a track and field runner? Recently a Middle College Prep distance runner found himself sitting two rows from the back of a bus heading for a Crosstown League dual meet. For some reason, he was nervous. His teammates, his friends, helped him through his anxiety by non-stop chattering and laughing. They attempted to distract him ...
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  • Lawsuits Filed by the Surviving Victims of the FedEx Truck Accident

    Serious bus accidents, such as the recent one between a charter bus and a FedEx truck, often involve complicated legal issues pertaining to liability and fair compensation. An 18-year old student, who was studying the violin, was injured when a charter bus he was riding in collided with a FedEx truck, has filed a negligence lawsuit against the mailing giant and the bus owners. The student was with ...
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  • Humboldt State University Honors Accident Victims

    The National Transportation Safety Board continues its investigation of a head-on collision between a FedEx tractor-trailer and a tour bus carrying a group of high-school students en route to Humboldt State University on the 10th of April. The collision took place near the town of Orland in Northern California, when the driver of the FedEx truck lost control of his vehicle and entered the oncoming ...
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  • Several Injured in Anaheim School Bus Accident

    Anaheim students late friday afternoon were victims of a serious school bus accident, leaving many injured. According to the CHP first responder Officer John Latosquin said the school bus crashed just before 3:40pm on Nohl Rancho Road near Walnut Canyon Road. The bus was from the Orange Unified School District and was carrying students from El Rancho Charter School in Anaheim. The bus driver and ...
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  • Students Killed In Bus Crash

    A bus ride that started out as a fun-filled, exciting trip ended in a tragic, fatal time for mostly teenage victims and their families. Nine people (seven bus passengers, the truck driver and bus driver) were killed the other day and many injured in a fiery crash involving a FedEx delivery truck and a charter bus carrying Southern California high school students on a visit to a Northern California ...
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  • Rancho Cucamonga man identified as first bus accident victim

    According to the Sacramento County Coroner, the first fatality identified from the tragic bus wreck in Northern California on Thursday was a 26 year old Rancho Cucamonga man, Arthur Arzola. Mr. Arzola was Humboldt State University admissions counselor traveling to the college in one of three charter buses carrying prospective students from Southern California for a tour of the Humboldt campus. ...
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  • 10 killed in bus accident with FedEx truck

    Ten lives were lost in a fiery crash involving a FedEx truck and a chartered bus full of students from Southern California. The fatal bus accident occurred yesterday, shortly after 5:30pm near Orland, CA. The bus was one of three chartered to bring students from Southern California to visit the Humboldt State University. While traveling on Interstate 5, a FedEx freight truck crossed the center ...
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  • Seatbelts Enforced For Tour Buses

    Bus accidents can cause serious devastation to passengers as well as to drivers of other vehicles, pedestrians or motorcycle riders. Because buses are so large and often carry multiple passengers, the potential for injury is great when a bus accident occurs, and often serious injury results. New tour buses and regular buses that provide service between cities must be equipped with seat belts ...
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    HIGH SPEED REAR END COLLISION – CATASTROPHIC BRAIN INJURY

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    DELIVERY TRUCK ACCIDENT – AMPUTATION & BRAIN INJURY

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    MOTORCYCLIST STRUCK BY VAN—SEVERE LOWER LEG INJURY

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