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Public Transportation Disasters

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  • Deadly bus crash: Bulk of investigation shifts to Los Angeles

    Deadly bus crash: Bulk of investigation shifts to Los Angeles
    The investigation into what caused a FedEx freight truck to cross a median and slam into a charter bus in Northern California, killing 10 people, is shifting to Los Angeles. On the itinerary for investigators: meeting with Silverado Stages, the...
  • Fatal bus crash: Fund set up to help families of victims

    Fatal bus crash: Fund set up to help families of victims
    A donation fund has been set up to help the families of victims of last week's deadly bus crash in Orland, Calif., that killed 10 people, including several Southern California high school students. The fund was set up to help families offset funeral...
  • Neighbors rushed in vain to help in California bus crash that killed 10

    ORLAND, California (Reuters) - Newly released recordings of 911 emergency calls revealed the helplessness of stunned residents in the California town of Orland who witnessed the aftermath of last week's fiery crash between a FedEx truck and a tour bus...
  • 911 calls convey panic, chaos after fatal bus crash

    911 calls convey panic, chaos after fatal bus crash
    Emergency 911 calls released Thursday by the CHP convey chaos and confusion in the moments after a FedEx truck collided head-on with a tour bus full of students, killing 10 people. In one of the calls, from a passenger who had just fled the burning bus,...
  • N.C. group wants to take D-Day survivors to Virginia memorial for 70th anniversary

    CARY, N.C. During the Battle of Normandy, the U.S. Army sent young Pfc. Jim Sansom ashore at Omaha Beach not in a tank, but in an ambulance. His only weapons were basic medical supplies. It was D-plus-5, five days after the initial invasion of June 6,...
  • No evidence found that FedEx truck was on fire before I-5 crash

    ORLAND, Calif. — Investigators found no physical evidence that a FedEx freight truck was on fire before it collided with a charter tour bus in Northern California last week, killing 10 people, authorities said Sunday. "Our fire expert reviewed the...
  • Bus crash: Grim task of identifying victims goes on

    Bus crash: Grim task of identifying victims goes on
    ORLAND, Calif. -- The grim work of coroner's officials continued over the weekend as autopsies were undertaken on more victims of Thursday's bus crash in Northern California in an effort and to formally identify the dead. Five autopsies remain,...
  • Bus crash: Impact threw some victims onto roadway, officials say

    Bus crash: Impact threw some victims onto roadway, officials say
    ORLAND, Calif. -- The National Transportation Safety Board said some of the victims killed in Thursday's Northern California tour bus crash were thrown from the coach when a FedEx truck slammed into it. The search for the cause of the crash continued as...
  • Former firefighter rushed to help after deadly bus crash

    Former firefighter rushed to help after deadly bus crash
    ORLAND, Calif. -- Chad Arnold, 31, was painting his black dirt-track race car when he heard what sounded like an explosion. He called 911 and then headed toward the southbound lanes of Interstate 5, a couple hundred yards away. A former firefighter,...
  • California bus crash: Report of fire in FedEx truck adds to mystery

    California bus crash: Report of fire in FedEx truck adds to mystery
    Investigators probing the collision of a FedEx freight truck and a charter bus that killed 10 were dealing with disparate clues, including reports that the truck was on fire before the crash as well as evidence that its driver appeared not to brake. A...
  • Crude oil tanker trains to Yorktown ignite controversy

    Virginia environmentalists and activists are worried that an uptick in tanker trains carrying petroleum crude oil to a new storage and shipping hub in Yorktown is a recipe for disaster. At issue is crude oil from the Bakken shale formation in North...
  • Bus crash: Report of fire in FedEx truck, no skid marks add to mystery

    Bus crash: Report of fire in FedEx truck, no skid marks add to mystery
    ORLAND, Calif. -- Investigators probing the collision of a FedEx freight truck and a charter bus that killed 10 were dealing with disparate clues, including reports that the truck was on fire before the crash as well as evidence that its driver appeared...