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Public Transportation Disasters

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  • 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,...
  • 2 Inglewood students confirmed dead in bus crash, family members say

    2 Inglewood students confirmed dead in bus crash, family members say
    Family members have received confirmation that two seniors from Animo Inglewood Charter High School were among those killed in Thursday’s fiery bus crash in Northern California, according to a sister of one of the students. Ismael Jimenez and...
  • 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...
  • 7.8 Chile quake aftershock: No impact expected in California

    7.8 Chile quake aftershock: No impact expected in California
    Officials don't expect any damaging tsunamis in California or the West Coast from Wednesday evening's huge aftershocks from the 8.2 Chile earthquake. A 7.8 aftershock was reported Wednesday, and there were no immediate reports of additional casualties....
  • Mickey Rooney: A long and remarkable career in film, TV

    Mickey Rooney: A long and remarkable career in film, TV
    One of the last remaining stars of Hollywood's golden era, Mickey Rooney was born to vaudeville parents, and appeared with them onstage by the age of 1. He became a star when he was signed to play the part of comic book hero Mickey McGuire in a series...
  • Bus crash investigation will explore numerous safety factors

    Bus crash investigation will explore numerous safety factors
    State and federal investigators probing the cause of the fiery collision between a FedEx big rig and a charter bus in Northern California will delve into a wide range of factors from the health and rest of the truck driver to emergency exits and fire...
  • Bus riders' high hopes turn to horror

    Bus riders' high hopes turn to horror
    ORLAND, Calif. — When they climbed on board the bus, most were strangers. Not friends, nor classmates. They were called together by aspiration: They were headed to Humboldt State University through a program designed for underprivileged students....
  • Deadly bus crash: Two victims were recently engaged

    Deadly bus crash: Two victims were recently engaged
    Michael Myvett and Mattison Haywood were college sweethearts. Michael saved up for two years, flew her to France and outside the Louvre on a cold Christmas Day last year, he got down on one knee and proposed. Mattison said yes. Myvett's grandmother,...
  • 'Tosh.0' host pays tribute to man mistakenly killed by deputies

    'Tosh.0' host pays tribute to man mistakenly killed by deputies
    Comedy Central TV host Daniel Tosh took to Twitter to remember John Winkler, the aspiring TV producer mistakenly killed by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies this week. Winkler worked as a temporary production assistant on Tosh's show, "Tosh.0"...
  • Witnesses: Truck was on fire before it hit bus carrying students

    Witnesses: Truck was on fire before it hit bus carrying students
    ORLAND, Calif. -- The investigation into the fatal bus crash in Northern California took a new twist after two witnesses said the FedEx truck was on fire before it hit the tour bus filled with high school students. The witnesses said flames were visible...