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Jury Awards $123 Million to 2015 Seattle Duck Boat Crash Victims

Feb. 7, 2019 – Seattle, Washington - - A King County jury found Ride the Ducks and Ride the Ducks International negligent in the the 2015 Seattle Duck Boat crash, awarding $123 million to victims and their families.After months of trial proceedings and more than a week of deliberations, the jury [...]

By | 2019-02-15T11:52:52+00:00 February 7th, 2019|Blog, Bus News, Press Releases, Timothy A. Loranger|

Florida Church Bus Crash Kills Seven on the Way to Disney World

A tragic bus crash in Florida killed seven people, including five children who were traveling to Disney World with members of their church. The bus crash occurred when a semi-truck driving in the opposite direction veered out of control, through a guardrail, and into oncoming traffic, colliding with another semi-truck [...]

By | 2019-02-21T12:48:08+00:00 January 28th, 2019|Bus News|

NTSB School Bus Safety Recommendations Include Seat Belts

In the wake of two fatal crashes involving school buses, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a report identifying recurring safety issues that plague school buses. Included in the report are issues with driver oversight and the lack of lap and shoulder belts to protect students in the [...]

By | 2018-05-31T12:15:54+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Bus News|

Bus Owner Cited After Investigation into Charlotte Party Bus Death

Many people are mourning Polly Rogers, the victim in an incident involving a party bus. Her family. Her friends. Her sorority sisters. Her fellow students at the University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNC Charlotte). The common thread in their grief is that Rogers died too young. The 20-year-old had boarded [...]

By | 2018-05-15T14:05:49+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Bus News|

Charges Pending in Cincinnati School Bus Crash

A 12-year-old Pleasant Hill Academy student remains in critical condition following a chain-reaction crash involving a school bus in Winton Hills, Cincinnati, Ohio. Nine other students from the school district, as well as the school bus driver and individuals from other vehicles involved, were hospitalized following the Cincinnati school bus crash, [...]

By | 2018-05-01T11:05:02+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Bus News|

Who is Liable for Cruise Ship Excursion Bus Accidents?

March 26, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA – On Dec. 19, 2017, a tour bus loaded with cruise ship passengers crashed in the Costa Maya region of Quintana Roo, Mexico. Of the 31 passengers on the bus, 12 were killed, including an 11-year-old boy, making this one of the deadliest [...]

By | 2018-05-02T07:41:06+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Bus News|

Fatigued Greyhound Bus Driver Refuses to Pull Over as Passengers Plead

Passengers on a Greyhound bus traveling from Phoenix to Dallas had a terrifying ordeal when they observed the driver of their bus repeatedly falling asleep. The passengers confronted the driver and asked her to pull the vehicle over and call Greyhound for assistance, but the driver refused, leading to a standoff [...]

By | 2018-04-30T10:31:32+00:00 March 25th, 2018|Bus News|

Alabama Bus Crash After Disney Trip Kills Driver, Injures Students

The driver of a bus carrying high school band students from Texas died in a bus crash in Baldwin County, Alabama, on March 13, 2018. As many as 40 students were also injured in the accident, in which the bus plummeted down a 50-foot ravine. Investigators are looking into what [...]

By | 2018-03-15T14:17:32+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Bus News|

Driver in Chattanooga Bus Crash Found Guilty of Negligent Homicide

Johnthony Walker, the bus driver in the tragic school bus crash in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is guilty of vehicular homicide a jury found. The jury also found Walker guilty of various assault and endangerment charges in a trial that saw the prosecutor accuse Walker of speeding and using his cellphone while [...]

By | 2018-03-14T16:29:33+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Bus News|

27-Year-Old Killed in Berkeley Bus Crash Was Aspiring Nurse

A Berkeley woman died in a collision between her sedan and an AC Transit bus on Ashby Avenue on Feb. 8, 2018. The 27-year-old had just left home bound for work when the accident occurred. She becomes one of the more than 300 people who die each year in bus [...]

By | 2018-02-22T13:55:06+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Bus News|