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Tennessee School Bus Driver Declines Interview in Fatal Crash Probe

The driver in a Chattanooga, Tenn., school bus wreck that killed six children last week has declined to be interviewed by federal crash investigators on advice of his lawyer, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. The NTSB has filed …

Wal-Mart Truck Driver Who Struck Tracy Morgan’s Van Pleads Guilty

The truck driver who slammed into the back of a van carrying actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and several other people, killing one of them, pleaded guilty Tuesday and could avoid jail time. Kevin Roper entered the plea in state Superior Court …

NTSB Advises Pilots There are Limits of ‘See-Avoid’ Plans After 2 Mid-Air Collisions

The National Transportation Safety Board reported Tuesday that two mid-air collisions in 2015 show the limits of “see and avoid” strategies and suggests air traffic controllers and pilots buy better cockpit technology to help avoid such deadly crashes. NTSB officials …

Most Cars Not Equipped With Life-Saving Auto Technology

Computerized sensors that warn drivers they’re about to rear-end another vehicle or prevent other types of accidents are available on models made by every major auto manufacturer. The problem, according to a U.S. safety agency and accident-prevention advocates, is that …

Frequent Casino Bus Crashes Draws More Safety Scrutiny

Rosa Ruiz returned from a gambling jaunt to San Diego, Calif., before dawn Saturday and was back on another bus that evening, headed for a desert casino. Like others who routinely board buses bound for distant casinos, Ruiz wasn’t so …

Investigators Say Bus Driver Didn’t Brake Before Hitting Big Rig

Ana Car didn’t remember the sudden impact, only that she woke up among dead and injured passengers in a dark bus filled with screams of terror and agony. The retired factory worker had spent an evening gambling at a desert …

NTSB to Begin Probe Into Deadly California Bus Crash

A maintenance crew had slowed down traffic on a California highway through the night, and the work had gone on for hours without problems. Then a tour bus returning to Los Angeles from a casino trip slammed into the back …

Fatal Crash Prompts First N.J. Transit Meeting in Months

New Jersey Transit’s board of directors will convene publicly Thursday for the first time in four months amid a federal safety investigation and calls by state lawmakers for subpoena power over the nation’s third-biggest mass-transportation provider. The agency’s eight-person board …

Federal Investigators Say NJ Transit Train Was Speeding When it Crashed

Federal investigators estimate a commuter train was traveling two to three times the 10 mph speed limit when it slammed into a New Jersey rail terminal last week, a U.S. official told The Associated Press Tuesday. The official, who was …

Train Engineer Can’t Recall New Jersey Crash

The engineer at the controls of the train that smashed into a commuter rail terminal, killing a woman and injuring more than 100 people, told federal investigators he was going only 10 mph as he approached the station but has …