Bus accident and fatalities


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Add to this the number of children, who died in the Kemerovo fire in Russia. It seems like there were a lot of chaotic events involving children lately.

Noticed that as well!
Published on Apr 13, 2018 Hmm. with the help of the fbi :huh:
CHP Capt. Bruce Carpenter says tests show driver in deadly Mendocino County crash was drunk.


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Published on Apr 20, 2018
A minibus plunged down a mountainside in southern Peru, Friday, killing two German tourists and injuring at least 12 other
people, according to media reports citing police.
Two German tourists died and 12 other people were injured Friday when their minibus fell into a ravine on an Andean road in southern Peru, police said.

The vehicle, which carried 12 German tourists along with their Peruvian driver and another Peruvian, fell about 20 meters (65 feet) while traveling from the city of Arequipa to the town of Chivay around 3:00 pm (2000 GMT).

The surviving 10 German tourists and their two Peruvian crewmembers were taken to hospital in Arequipa, a police official in Chivay said.

Chivay, home to about 6,500 inhabitants, is located more than 3,600 kilometers (2,240 miles) above sea level in the mountains of the Colca Valley, a popular tourist destination in the South American country.

Hours earlier, another accident occurred in the same region that left seven dead and 18 injured, after a passenger bus fell into a 60-meter (yards) ravine.

A separate bus plunge on Friday, in the northern region of La Libertad, killed at least 11 people when it landed at the bottom of a 200-meter chasm, police said.

Peruvian authorities recommend driving with extreme caution in the winding and narrow Andean routes.

On January 2, 52 people died, while 45 were killed on February 21 -- in both cases after passenger buses fell into ravines of nearly 100 meters.

Almost 2,700 people died in traffic accidents in Peru in 2016, according to official figures. The data for 2017 have not yet been published.


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Chinese FM confirms ‘many casualties’ in North Korea tourist bus crash
A major traffic accident in North Korea has resulted in numerous casualties, among them Chinese tourists, the country’s foreign ministry has confirmed.

"The Chinese Embassy in North Korea was informed by the DPRK that a serious traffic accident occurred on North Korea's Huanghai Road at night, causing heavy casualties to Chinese tourists," the foreign ministry said, adding that "relevant details are currently being verified."

The ministry has not yet disclosed the number of dead and injured, but noted that Chinese diplomats immediately rushed to the scene of the accident. The ministry says it immediately initiated an “emergency mechanism” and has been “sparing no effort” in attending to the situation.

Full details of the incident have yet to be officially disclosed. Earlier, however, the Chinese state news agency CGTN had posted a tweet reporting that a tour bus had fallen off a bridge, killing 30 people. The tweet was then deleted. Meanwhile, travel industry sources also allegedly confirmed to NK News on Monday that more than 30 people have died in a tour bus crash in North Korea.

The tragedy reportedly involved a group of Chinese travel company staff from Beijing, who were returning to Pyongyang from the southern city of Kaesong.

The segment of the road where the accident is believed to have occurred is currently undergoing a major renovation project, ahead of Friday’s summit between Korean leaders Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in, multiple sources told NK News. In addition, weather conditions could have contributed to the tragedy, with heavy rain and wind reported on the Korean peninsula on Sunday.

North Korea attracts a significant number of Chinese tourists from its fellow communist neighbor, worth about $44 million in additional annual revenue to Pyongyang. About 80 percent of all North Korea's foreign tourists are Chinese, the Korea Maritime Institute estimates. According to Beijing, more than 237,000 Chinese visited the country in 2012.
Published on Apr 21, 2018
A truck carrying highly toxic chemicals exploded on a highway in northwest China’s Tianshui City early Saturday morning. The truck was rear-ended, leaving one person dead and another person injured. After the explosion, the 41 tons of phosphorus pentasulfide disintegrated into a poisonous gas, shrouding part of the city. Local authorities at 10:30 a.m. said the air quality in the urban area had returned to normal. The accident is still under investigation.
Long Island Bus Accident - Photos - BULGARIAN NEWS AGENCY
Lakeview, N.Y.- Monday, April 9, 2018.
A bus that was carrying teenage passengers sits on the side of a highway after it hit an overpass on the Southern State Parkway.
The charter bus carrying teenagers returning from a spring break trip struck a bridge overpass on Long island, seriously injuring several passengers and mangling the entire length of the top of the bus. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)


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School bus crashes into power line in Watsonville
All 34 students on board OK-Video Apr 23, 2018 09:31 AM PDT
WATSONVILLE, Calif. - A Monte Vista Christian school bus carrying 34 students swerved off the road, struck a tree and power pole in Watsonville.

The California Highway Patrol responded to the accident on Casserly Road at Wheellock Road around 7:50 a.m. Monday. Live wires were scattered all over the street.

Before CHP arrived students were able to get off the bus without any injuries.

Officer Sam Courtney told KION they've received reports that a man driving a white car veered into the lane of oncoming traffic and the bus swerved out of the way to avoid getting hit. When asked about evacuating the children with live power lines nearby, he added,

"Definitely dangerous getting out of a bus with live power lines nearby. The bus could have been energized...if it had made any contact, just simply touching the ground would have been enough. So very fortunate that no one was hurt getting out of that bus."

The driver of the white car did not stop and was last seen going eastbound.

Cal Fire said all children boarded another bus and were taken to school.

Casserly will remain closed until the road can be reopened.



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26.04.2018 - 12 Children Die in Bus-Train Collision in India - Reports
12 Children Die in Bus-Train Collision in India – Reports

At least 12 schoolchildren died early Thursday when the bus they were travelling in was hit by a passenger train in northern India, according to media reports.

The deadly collision took place at an unmanned crossing in the town of Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh, the Indian news agency ANI said.

At least 12 children died in the incident, according to a report by New York Post.

Top police officer O.P. Singh says the bus driver also was killed in Thursday's accident, Fox News reports.

Officials reportedly said 18 people were on the bus, seven of them are in the critical condition and the death toll may rise.

The survivors of the incidents were reportedly taken to a hospital in Kushinagar.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Adityanath is reportedly on his way to the accident site for an on-the-spot assessment. He already expressed his deepest condolences, and directed the district administration to provide all help and medical aid to the injured, the Times of India reported.


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26.04.2018 - Gas Tanker rams into School Bus in India, Killing 1 and Injuring 17 Children
Gas Tanker Rams Into School Bus in India, Killing 1 and Injuring 17 Children

The reasons of an incident, involving a bus, carrying children haven't been provided yet.

One child has died, while 17 have been injured after a gas tanker rammed into a school bus in the north-western part of India's capital of Delhi, local police said Thursday.

"All 18 children, who were in the bus, have been injured, while a seven-year-old girl has died," Hindustan Times newspaper said, citing local police.

The incident occurred after earlier in the day a bus was hit by a passenger train in northern India, killing 12 schoolchildren.


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26.04.2018 - Gas Tanker rams into School Bus in India, Killing 1 and Injuring 17 Children
Gas Tanker Rams Into School Bus in India, Killing 1 and Injuring 17 Children

The reasons of an incident, involving a bus, carrying children haven't been provided yet.

One child has died, while 17 have been injured after a gas tanker rammed into a school bus in the north-western part of India's capital of Delhi, local police said Thursday.

"All 18 children, who were in the bus, have been injured, while a seven-year-old girl has died," Hindustan Times newspaper said, citing local police.

The incident occurred after earlier in the day a bus was hit by a passenger train in northern India, killing 12 schoolchildren.
Fuel tanker hits power lines: Sparks fly in dramatic crash (VIDEO)
3 May, 2018 14:04 RT / 01:09 View Full Screen Recommended
US police have released footage of the moment a truck laden with 12,000 gallons (45,000 liters) of fuel smashed into power lines, causing sparks to fly.

The driver has blamed the collision on a freak bird encounter.

The bizarre incident, which investigators at the Bourne Police Department in Massachusetts say could have been far worse, occurred along a stretch of road between Lewisville and Carrollton.

Footage released Tuesday shows how the 10-wheeler lorry, carrying thousands of gallons of flammable fuel, suddenly drifted off a busy road and into an electrical power pole.

The impact caused the power lines to shed sparks which almost reigned down on the vehicle. According to local law enforcement, the driver of the vehicle said he lost control after a bird flew into the cab and struck him on the head

However, investigators have been unable to verify the claim and the man has been charged with dangerous driving.

“After viewing this very high quality dash cam taken by another motorist, officers were unable to confirm the operator’s account of the accident, observing the vehicle did not swerve and instead slowly travelled across multiple lanes without breaking,” a police statement read.

“The operator was cited for failure to stay within marked lanes and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.”

Motion @ 00:02


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At least 1 dead, several injured in NJ school bus crash
Updated: May 17, 2018 6:17 PM RDT
NBC New York)
At least one person is dead after a full-size school bus with middle school students aboard collided with a dump truck on a major New Jersey highway Thursday, a violent accident that ripped the undercarriage completely off the bus and left it demolished on its side in the median, two sources tell News 4.

An unknown number of children were on board the school bus at the time of the 10:20 a.m. crash on Route 80 near exit 25 in Mount Olive Township, according to the New Jersey State Police. Many injuries have been reported.

An official tells News 4 the bus came from East Brook Middle School in Paramus, a public school serving roughly 650 students in grades 5-8. The principal's office hung up the phone when News 4 called seeking comment. The school's calendar shows a scheduled fifth-grade class trip to Waterloo Village in Stanhope.

No additional details on the children or the nature of the injuries were available. Morristown Medical Center confirmed it was receiving patients but a spokesperson did not know how many were expected to arrive at the hospital.

Photos obtained by News 4 shows
the heavily damaged bus on its side in the median, surrounded by dozens of emergency and law enforcement vehicles. The front of it is barely recognizable, a mangled chunk of broken-apart machinery spread from the highway shoulder lane through the guardrail and into the grassy median, where police and first responders are seen tending to stunned children. The undercarriage, the bus wheels still attached, lays perpendicular to the overturned bus, stretching out over multiple lanes of the highway.

The side of the bus says Paramus Board of Education, according to Mount Olive Township Mayor Rob Greenbaum. The Paramus transportation office declined to share information with News 4, calling the situation "upsetting." The school district's office said the superintendent is working on a statement.

Gov. Murphy has also been briefed on the situation, and the National Transportation Safety Board says it is gathering information on the crash.

Route 80 is closed in both directions in the area, with westbound traffic diverted at exit 26. Expect heavy traffic and delays on Route 46, Mount Olive police say.


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May 18, 2018 - At least 32 hurt after buses collide outside Lincoln Tunnel in Manhattan (Video)
At least 32 hurt after buses collide outside Lincoln Tunnel in Manhattan

MANHATTAN — Two New Jersey Transit buses collided outside the Lincoln Tunnel in Manhattan on Friday, injuring more than 30 people, fire officials said.

The crash happened outside the north tube on the tunnel's Manhattan side. At least 32 people were injured, FDNY said.

Of those who were hurt, 25 suffered minor injures and seven suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries, FDNY said.

New Jersey Transit said Bus No. 165 rear-ended bus No. 193.

All passengers have been evacuated and emergency responders are on the scene tending to the injured.

The Lincoln Tunnel "remains operational" with delays, according to a tweet from the Port Authority.


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Driver injured as shuttle bus crashes into tree in Tukwila
Monday, May 21st 2018
A bus driver was injured when his shuttle bus smashed into a tree in Tukwila Sunday.

The crash happened just before 6 p.m. in the 1300 block of Interurban Ave. South, Tukwila Police said.

The driver of the Shuttle Express bus was taken to a local hospital, but was expected to survive, police said. There was no one else on the bus.

Published on May 23, 2018
A frightening moment in SF's North Beach neighborhood for a group of sightseers, when their tour bus caught on fire. Andrea Nakano was on the scene.
Bus catches fire on Garden State Parkway
Videos Pic's
HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a bus driver and about two dozen passengers safely evacuated a bus after it burst into flames while traveling on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey.

Flames engulf a bus Thursday, May 24, 2018, in Holmdel, N.J. Authorities said about two dozen passengers safely evacuated a bus after it burst into flames while traveling on the Garden State Parkway. (New Jersey Turnpike Authority via AP)

The fire occurred around 9:30 a.m. Thursday in Holmdel, New Jersey. The driver pulled onto the shoulder when he noticed smoke coming from the bus, and the more than 20 passengers aboard got out safely.

The fire destroyed the bus. It also forced the brief closure of the local southbound lanes, but the highway’s express lanes remained open.

State police say the bus was registered to Island Charter of Staten Island, New York. But it wasn’t immediately known where the bus was headed to when the fire occurred.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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2018-04-21 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on road in Yelburga (India):
Close shave for 32 passengers as bus catches fire

School bus driver charged in crash that killed teacher, student
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MOUNT OLIVE, N.J. - A school bus driver caused a fatal crash on a New Jersey highway last week by crossing three lanes of traffic in an apparent attempt to make an illegal U-turn, according to a criminal complaint released Thursday that charged the driver with vehicular homicide.

Authorities charged Hudy Muldrow Sr., 77, with vehicular homicide, also known as death by auto, in the deaths of 10-year-old student Miranda Vargas and 51-year-old teacher Jennifer Williamson. More than 40 others were injured, some seriously, in the May 17 crash between the bus and a dump truck.

Hungary: 9 Romanians killed when bus slams into truck
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Nine Romanians were killed when the bus they were traveling in slammed into an oncoming truck in Hungary, authorities said Wednesday.

The Romanian foreign ministry said the accident occurred Tuesday 60 kilometers (37 miles) southeast of Hungary's capital, Budapest, when the driver veered onto the other side of the road. All seven men and two women in the bus were killed. The truck driver sustained light injuries.

Pro-TV reported that one of the women, traveling with her husband, was pregnant.

Local media broadcast what they said was live video from the bus, ending as it slams into the truck. The authenticity of the footage could not be confirmed.

Ladislau Szekely, the mayor of the Romanian village where the driver came from, told The AP that driver Petru Zalar, 38, owned the bus.

Szekely said that four victims, including, Zalar, were from the village of Mica and were traveling home after working in Slovenia.

Many residents of the area work abroad seasonally. The passengers had reportedly been working on a hop farm in Slovenia.

The ministry said it would pay for the bodies to be repatriated.


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Four deaths, multiple injuries reported in I-12 crash
Sunday, May 27th 2018, 6:32 pm CEDT Video Pic's
A multiple-vehicle crash, that closed one side of Interstate 12 in Covington, has left four people dead and others injured. The crash, which involved two 18-wheelers and multiple vehicles, occurred Saturday afternoon on I-12 at Highway 21.

The crash happened at approximately 4 p.m. on I-12 near LA 21.

Investigators say traffic was stopped or slowing to a stop on I-12 due to congestion when an 18-wheeler traveling in the right lane was unable to stop for unknown reasons. The 18-wheeler started a chain reaction crash with nine other vehicles.

During the crash, the 18-wheeler jackknifed and caught fire along with three other vehicles.

The driver of the 18-wheeler died at the scene. The driver’s identity has not been confirmed.

A 2014 Lexus IS350 was struck by the 18-wheeler during the crash. The driver and passenger in the vehicle, Yoland Simmons and Keland Simmons of Baton Rouge, were pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of a 1997 Toyota 4Runner that was also struck by the 18-wheeler, Rachel Lehmann of Mandeville, was taken to a local hospital where she later died.

State Police say several other individuals were taken to area hospitals with injuries ranging from minor to moderate. All are expected to make a full recovery.

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office confirmed that one of the injured in the crash is a St. Tammany deputy.

"My heart goes out to the families that have been impacted by this tragedy, and we will work diligently to positively identify the victims and notify the families in a timely manner," St. Tammany Parish Coroner Dr. Charles Preston said. "I am praying for the safety of all travelers on this Memorial Day weekend and encourage extra caution on our congested roadways."

Impairment has not yet been determined to be a factor in the crash. Toxicology tests are pending.
FOX 8 photo
The crash remains under investigation.

Closure in Mexico-Cuernavaca by accident affected thousands of people
Cierre en la México-Cuernavaca por accidente afectó a miles de personas
26 de mayo de 2018 1:50 am CST Video
Más de 15 horas estuvo cerrada por completo la autopista México-Cuernavaca, lo que afectó a miles de personas.

A las 02:30 horas del viernes, chocaron un tráiler, que transportaba 25 toneladas de cemento, y otro, que remolcaba dos contenedores con capacidad de 45 mil litros de gas LP cada uno, en el kilómetro 73 de la autopista México-Cuernavaca, en dirección a Morelos.

Uno de los contenedores de gas presentó una fuga de gas.

Jesús Reyes Salinas, director general del Cuerpo de Bomberos de Cuernavaca, explicó que “el contenedor de adelante, el que va pegado al tráiler, al impactarse con la propia cabina se fisura y tiene aproximadamente una fisura de entre unos 20, 30 centímetros y por ahí empieza a fugarse el gas”.

Policías federales acordonaron la autopista, en ambos sentidos, ante la posibilidad de una explosión.

Miles de automovilistas y transportistas quedaron atrapados en la autopista.

Rebeca Vizcarra, una de las turistas que viajó por la autopista, dijo que llevaban tres horas varados, sin comida.

La familia de Carlos, otro de los usuarios afectados, se dirigía a una fiesta infantil, “pero nos agarró aquí este tropiezo ahorita en la carretera y pues ni modo, a esperarse aquí, a comer en la gasolinera… Con ese tiempo que perdimos aquí, ya no llegamos”.

Héctor, usuario afectado de la autopista, mencionó que tenía una cita y que no era “viable cancelarla… con que lleguemos el día de hoy será suficiente”.

Vehículos de pasajeros y de carga quedaron varados.

Mateo Rodríguez, chofer de un tráiler cargado con artículos perecederos, tuvo que dejar encendida la unidad para que el sistema de refrigeración mantuviera los alimentos en la temperatura necesaria.

Citas de trabajo y citas médicas se perdieron.

Miles de vacacionistas por el fin de semana en Cuernavaca, Tepoztlán, Temixco, Tequesquitengo y Acapulco, entre otros sitios turísticos de Morelos y Guerrero, quedaron atrapados por horas, como la familia López Mercado.

Miguel Ángel López comentó que se dirigían al puerto de Acapulco a celebrar su aniversario de bodas y el cumpleaños de su esposa; “hay que tomarlo con calma”, recalcó.

El asentamiento vehicular se registró desde el Viaducto Tlalpan, en la zona de Acoxpa, hasta la “y” griega de la entrada a la autopista, donde miles de conductores fueron desviados hacia la ya congestionada carretera federal.

Mientras, kilómetros adelante, en la autopista, miles de conductores buscaban salir del embotellamiento.

Para tratar de desahogar la vialidad, policías federales desviaron a los conductores de autos y camionetas pequeñas hacia un camino de terracería, en el kilómetro 53.

Durante horas, Bomberos de Cuernavaca enfriaron los contenedores, mientras miles de litros de gas eran trasvasados a otra pipa.

A las 17:40 horas, policías federales abrieron la circulación de un carril de la autopista, en dirección a Cuernavaca.

Por el accidente que originó el cierre de la autopista, no hubo heridos, ni detenidos.

Los choferes de los dos vehículos de carga se dieron a la fuga.

Salga a tiempo y arme su ruta con Waze

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A vehicle conveying 37 members of the National Youths Service Corps ( NYSC ) has crashed on Monday at the Danco filling station corridor of the Lagos – Ibadan expressway, leaving 19 of them with grave injuries.

The Youths Corps members were going to Sango Otta, Ogun State, shortly after passing out from their three weeks drills and exercise at the Ogun State NYSC Orientation Camp, Sagamu, when the accident around 3:16pm.

The Corps members were travelling in unmarked Coaster bus after their orientation camp which ended on Monday.
In a release by the Route Commander, Florence Okpe, Public Education Officer of the Ogun State Sector Command, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), she quoted the Sector Commander, Mr. Clement Oladele, as describing the accident as “serious,” and blamed “speed violation (SPV) and loss of control (LOC)” for the cause.

She added the victims comprising nine males and 10 females were evacuated to FRSC Accident Emergency Clinic at Sagamu while four of the Corps members having more serious injuries were referred for further medical treatment at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu.

The Command advised Corps members to always caution their drivers especially during this raining season and where such drivers refused to heed caution, they should call FRSC toll free number 122 for necessary disciplinary action against such erring drivers.



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One dead, dozens injured in bus crash near Zurich
Published time: 16 Dec, 2018 10:22 h/
At least one person was killed and 44 injured after a passenger bus swerved and hit a wall on a motorway near the Swiss city of Zurich, police said, as cited by local media.

The Russian embassy in Switzerland confirmed that at least ten of its nationals were injured in the accident. The bus was travelling from Italy’s Genoa towards Germany’s Dusseldorf. The deceased is a woman, but her nationality hasn’t yet been established.
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A bus skidded off the road and overturned amid wintry weather in southern Serbia, killing three people and injuring 32 others, police said.

The accident happened early Sunday on the main highway in southern Serbia near the town of Leskovac. Police said the bus had Macedonian license plates and local media reported it was heading toward Austria from Macedonia.

Doctors at the hospital in Leskovac say four of those hurt in the crash have serious injuries but they are not life-threatening.

Serbia and neighboring countries have been blanketed with snow in the past few days, which has slowed down traffic, disrupted power supplies and blocked access to some remote villages.
Edmonton cheerleaders involved in Las Vegas bus crash
December 14, 2018 8:16 pm Snip: Video :zzz:

Five women and girls from Edmonton – three of which are athletes on a local cheerleading team — were taken to hospital in Las Vegas after being involved in a four-vehicle collision Friday morning.

A group of 21 girls, ages 12 to 16, plus three chaperones were on the airport connector highway en route to The Mirage hotel, where they were staying and competing at.

The girls are part of Alberta Cheer Empire (ACE), A competitive cheerleading company that has over 30 teams. Their team, called “Invictus” is in Las Vegas to compete in the American Grand National Championships.

Kim Fiissel, owner of Alberta Cheer Empire, said they had just left the airport on the short drive over to their hotel on the south stretch of the Las Vegas Strip, when the crash happened.

“We were probably only five minutes into our bus trip and it all happened very fast,” Kim Fiissel said, adding they we were thrown pretty hard when their bus was hit.

EPCOT BUS CRASH: 15 Disney guests treated after Epcot bus crash | WFTV
Updated: Dec 11, 2018 - 7:15 PM Video :zzz:

ORLANDO, Fla. - Fifteen Disney guests were taken to the hospital Tuesday after a bus crash in the Epcot auto plaza, the Reedy Creek Fire Department said.
The Florida Highway Patrol said there were 51 people total on the buses at the time of the crash, which happened at about 10 a.m.

A Disney spokesperson told Channel 9's Lauren Seabrook that there is nothing more important than the safety of guests and cast members, and that they are currently focused on the well-being of those involved.

FHP said Jacob Buettner, 21, was driving the bus when he crased into the bus in front of him.

Troopers said Buettner did not slow down for the bus, which was stopped at the Epcot toll booth.
The 15 patients suffered minor injuries, FHP said.

Troopers said those that were hurt were in the front rows of the bus.

“Any sort of impact while standing up would probably cause some injury,” said visitor Derek Hendrix.

Hendrix and said several people were standing on the bus he took and wonders if that’s what caused so many injuries.
“You probably would fall forward,” said visitor Megean Demos.

Nine ambulances were used to take patients to the hospital.

No other details were release


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A bus crash in eastern Cuba killed three locals and four foreigners and left another five passengers in critical condition, state-run provincial radio station Radio Guantanamo reported on Friday.

January 11, 2019 - Cuba tourist bus crash kills three locals, four foreigners
Cuba tourist bus crash kills three locals, four foreigners | Reuters

Two Argentine women, a German woman and a French man were among those killed in the accident on Thursday, Radio Guantanamo said. Of the 40 passengers on the bus that crashed on a scenic but hazardous stretch of road between the eastern towns of Baracoa and Guantanamo, 22 were foreigners.

Thirty-one of the injured were being treated at the local hospital. The report did not specify if foreigners were among those in critical condition.

Witnesses told state-run Cuban News Agency that the driver had tried to overtake another vehicle but lost control on the wet road, resulting in the bus flipping over.

January 11, 2019 - Three killed as Ottawa bus crashes into bus shelter
Three killed as Ottawa bus crashes into bus shelter | Reuters

Three people were killed and nearly two dozen were injured on Friday when a double-decker bus struck a bus shelter in the Canadian capital of Ottawa during rush hour, city officials said.

Part of the upper right side of the bus was shorn off in the collision, which happened shortly before 4 p.m. ET (2100 GMT) at a busy transit station in the west end of the city.

Watson also said that 23 people were injured in the collision, some very seriously, and taken to hospital. The Ottawa Hospital confirmed on Twitter that it had received nine patients in critical condition from the crash.

Ottawa police chief Charles Bordeleau said the bus driver was arrested at the scene and taken in for questioning, but he declined to provide further details.

“An investigation is now underway on the cause of the collision,” he told reporters.
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