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City of Chester Shipwreck Revealed under Golden Gate

City of Chester Shipwreck Revealed under Golden Gate

noaanews image of City of Chester On April 23, NOAA announced the discovery of the remains of a passenger steamer called the SS City of Chester although the wreckage was discovered (rediscovered?) during a 2013 sonar survey prepping for the America's Cup yacht race. The 1875-built ship sank in 1888 with 90 passengers on a foggy day en route [...]

Drivers Found Guilty in Sirajganj train crash

Drivers Found Guilty in Sirajganj train crash

The official Sirajganj District Administration report on the Sirajganj train crash found contractual driver Bankim Chandra Roy, his assistant Abdus Shafi and guard Azizur Rahman guilty of ignoring a red light at the platform 1 where Lalmoni Express was waiting, causing the two trains to collide. In addition to the two dead (Altaf Hossain, 35, [...]

Philippine Buses Collide, Injuring Four

Philippine Buses Collide, Injuring Four

A two-bus, two-car pile-up in Quezon City on Wednesday April 23 wounded four women. The injured were hospitalized. The Taguig Metro Link bus was rear-ended by a Fermina Express bus. The accident occurred at 5 in the mooring. MetroLink Bus driver Jimmy German hit the brakes to avoid a motorcycle veering into his lane, and then the express bus [...]

Orland Crash Spawning Lawsuits, Investigation

Orland Crash Spawning Lawsuits, Investigation

Suits against FedEx and Silverado Stages have been filed by a Los Angeles Attorney Frank Ariel, for Evelyn Guzman; and by A. King Aminpour in Los Angeles on behalf of Rosa Rivera. The crash that killed ten occurred on April 10, when a bus of college hopefuls and their chaperones took a bus to tour Humboldt State University. En route, the Fed Ex [...]

Veracruz Bus Crash

Veracruz Bus Crash

Early Sunday, at kilometer 135, a Prolat truck had broken down on the road in Acayucan, Veracruz, Mexico. A Turtle company bus on the Cosamalopan-Acayucan highway struck the Prolat truck, causing a fire that killed 36. Four passengers were taken to Metropolitan Hospital Acayucan. The heat of the fire melted the tires. The bus was full of [...]

10 Died, Dozens Injured After a Tractor-Trailer Hits Student Tour Bus in CA

10 Died, Dozens Injured After a Tractor-Trailer Hits Student Tour Bus in CA

A deadly collision between a FedEx tractor-trailer and a chartered bus killed 10 while injuring several others on Interstate 5 near Orland, CA. The chartered bus was carrying 44 high school students when a FedEx tractor-trailer drove through a grassy freeway median and crashed into the bus at about 5:30 pm on Thursday April 10. The collision [...]

#Greenline #Trolley Driver Held Accountable

#Greenline #Trolley Driver Held Accountable

Trolley driver Sydley Gardner has been taken off the job as investigations find decades of vehicle violations, and prohibitive speed as a factor in the Green Line derailment. The trolley is at Riverside station, and investigators say they found no mechanical problems, and are focusing their search on the driver, with his extensive violations [...]

Thailand Bus Crash Death Toll Rises to 30

Thailand Bus Crash Death Toll Rises to 30

A bus falling off a Thai road killed twenty-seven people at 10:30 on March 24. Twenty-four passengers were injured. Last week's accident has claimed at least 3 more passengers. At least one child was aboard the bus. Rhe bus fell into a 150 meter-deep ravine in Tak province, Thailand. The bus was one of several that were taking [...]

Charges for Thief after MTA Bus Struck by Stolen Truck

Charges for Thief after MTA Bus Struck by Stolen Truck

A young man saw a granola box truck stopped for a delivery in West Village New York, stole the truck and while trying to get away hit a cab, minibike and an articulated MTA bus at 14th and 7th. The bus then struck a scaffold that collapsed. The bus driver William Pena, who was not belted in, died on impact when he was ejected from the bus. Pena, [...]

Missouri School Bus Crash Injures Several Children

Missouri School Bus Crash Injures Several Children

A school bus carrying 30 students from Highland Elementary and Highland High schools, turned over and plunged into a ditch along a road in northeast Missouri. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident happened on Tuesday, April 1, along a double lane road, about 125 miles northwest of St. Louis. MHP's crash reconstruction team was [...]

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