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Transportation Disasters

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  • 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....
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Texting-While-Driving Consequences Vary by State

     
    Generally speaking, a moving violation is when a driver breaks the law while their vehicle is in motion. Examples of patently dangerous actions include driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding and running a stop sign. But what......
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • No evidence found that FedEx truck was on fire before I-5 crash

    ORLAND, Calif. — Investigators found no physical evidence that a FedEx freight truck was on fire before it collided with a charter tour bus in Northern California last week, killing 10 people, authorities said Sunday. "Our fire expert reviewed the...