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Transportation Disasters

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  • Bus crash: No signs FedEx driver braked before crash officials say

    Bus crash: No signs FedEx driver braked before crash officials say
    RED BLUFF, Calif. -- Preliminary information indicates a FedEx truck did not brake as it crossed a Northern California median and crashed head-on into a tour bus carrying dozens of high school students, federal investigators said Saturday. There were no...
  • After bus crash, Humboldt State community embraces survivors

    After bus crash, Humboldt State community embraces survivors
    ARCATA, Calif. — For 36 hours, the faculty and students at Humboldt State University juggled normalcy and disaster as best as they could, trying to help a busload of shell-shocked youngsters from Los Angeles get through what should have been a...
  • Missing Malaysia plane: co-pilot tried to make cell phone call, report says

    The search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner resumed on Saturday, five weeks after the plane disappeared from radar screens, amid fears that batteries powering signals from the black box recorder on board may have died. Australian Prime Minister...
  • Conflicting accounts of moments before FedEx truck, tour bus crash

    Conflicting accounts of moments before FedEx truck, tour bus crash
    ORLAND, Calif. — Two conflicting eyewitness accounts emerged Saturday as investigators delved deeper into the cause of the horrific collision between a truck and a charter bus that killed 10 and cast a pall over a college-acceptance trip to Humboldt...
  • 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...
  • Metea students see consequences of DUI

    Metea students see consequences of DUI
    Tired of being stuck in a hospital bed for two weeks, Leeslyee Huerta tried the simple task of standing. She could feel the pain in her stomach and the tears welling up in her eyes, but she couldn't feel her legs. "That's when it hit me," she said....
  • Fatal crash near Agua Dulce tied to 'driver fatigue,' CHP says

    A 37-year-old Palmdale man died Saturday night in a single-vehicle crash in the Agua Dulce area northeast of Santa Clarita, an apparent victim of "driver fatigue," according to the California Highway Patrol. Eduardo Hernandez was driving a 1999 Toyota...
  • Several injured in car crash in Edgewater

    Several injured in car crash in Edgewater
    A car crash involving three vehicles late Saturday in Edgewater injured several people, Anne Arundel County police said. The crash occurred about 10 p.m. Saturday at Solomon's Island Road and Virgina Avenue, police said. Police did not disclose the...
  • Police: Child injured, man, 26, killed in crash after police chase

    Police: Child injured, man, 26,  killed in crash after police chase
    An infant was injured and a 26-year-old man was killed when the car they were in fled police officers who saw someone inside firing a gun in Humboldt Park late Friday, police said. The boy, whose age was unavailable, is in stable condition. He was taken...
  • 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,...
  • 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,...