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Double Decker Bus Hits Bridge in Paris; 4 Injured

Double Decker Bus Hits Bridge in Paris; 4 Injured

A double-decker open-top bus collides with the bridge Alexandre III in Paris, France, in the afternoon of June 23rd. The driver of tourist bus tried to enter the low tunnel under the bridge, which was forbidden for the vehicles bigger than 2.70 metres. At least four tourists sustained injuries of various intensities. The crash remains [...]

Bus Veers off Road in France; 4 Killed, 25 Injured

Bus Veers off Road in France; 4 Killed, 25 Injured

A bus came off the road and crashed at RN79 near Charolles, Saone-et-Loire, France, on the morning of January 8th. According to sources, the bus was travelling to Switzerland when it presumably slipped off the icy road and crashed. At least 4 people were killed whereas, 25 suffered injuries of varying intensities. The injured were taken [...]

Train Hits Fallen Tree in Southern France; 60 Injured

Train Hits Fallen Tree in Southern France; 60 Injured

A train crashed into a fallen tree on railway track while travelling from Nimes to Montpellier, near Saint-Aunes, southern France, on the afternoon of August 17th. According to sources, the train carrying 250 people hit the tree that had been brought down by a vehement thunderstorm. At least 60 people suffered injuries of varying [...]

Bus Crash in France; 12 Portuguese Travelers Killed

Bus Crash in France; 12 Portuguese Travelers Killed

A bus swerved and crashed head-on with a truck on a National Route Highway near Montbeugny, central France, at midnight on March 25th. According to sources, the bus was carrying Portuguese nationals to Switzerland when a truck coming in the opposite direction collided with it. All 12 passengers on the bus were killed while the driver [...]

Six Students Killed as School Bus Collided with Truck in France

Six Students Killed as School Bus Collided with Truck in France

A school bus collided with a truck in Rochefort, Charente-Maritime region of France, on February 11th. The accident happened when the school bus, carrying about 17 people, was returning to Surgeres from Ile d'Oleron. Six students were killed in the accident while at least 3 other people were injured. The accident is being investigated.

School Bus Crash in Eastern France; 2 Killed

School Bus Crash in Eastern France; 2 Killed

A school bus slipped and overturned to its side in Montflovin, Eastern France, on the morning of February 10. According to sources, the bus driver was going too fast despite heavy snowfall, but the exact cause of crash is yet to be confirmed. Two kids lost their lives in the crash and at least four sustained minor injuries. The crash [...]

High Speed Train Derails in France; 10 Killed, Several Injured

High Speed Train Derails in France; 10 Killed, Several Injured

A high speed train derailed and plunged into a canal near Strasbourg, France, on November 14. The accident happened when the TGV train was undergoing a trial on a new line from Paris to Strasbourg. There were 49 people aboard at the time, including railway staff, family members and other guests; 10 of them were killed in the crash. At least [...]

Deadly Bus-Lorry Crash in France; 42 Killed, 8 Injured

Deadly Bus-Lorry Crash in France; 42 Killed, 8 Injured

A bus crashed into a lorry and burst into flames on a narrow road near Puisseguin village, Saint-Émilion region, near Bordeaux, France, at around 7:30 A.M. on October 23. The bus was carrying elderly people on a day-trip, while the lorry was carrying woods at the time. At least 42 people were killed in the crash while another 8 sustained [...]

Tour Bus Ploughs into Low Tunnel in France

Tour Bus Ploughs into Low Tunnel in France

A tour bus ploughed into a tunnel in La Madeleine, Lille, France, at 5:30 A.M. on July 26. The roof of the bus was sheared off when it tried to pass under the low bridge. The bus was travelling from Bilbao, Spain, to Amsterdam, Netherlands, at the time. Among 58 passengers aboard, 6 sustained severe injuries while 28 others got minor [...]

Train Collision in France Injures Atleast 40

Train Collision in France Injures Atleast 40

A high-speed TGV train collided with a regional TER train near Pau, a city in southwest France, at about 15:38 GMT on July 17. The high-speed TGV train was carrying 178 passengers while the local train had 60 people aboard. At least 40 people were injured in the crash. French authorities said that at least nine of the victims suffered [...]

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