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New Jersey Woman Struck by Bus Gets $7.8M Settlement

Lawyers for a woman who had her left leg and right foot amputated after being run over by a New Jersey Transit bus have reached a $7.85 million settlement with the agency. Mercedes Perez also suffered brain damage when she …

16 Injured in Oklahoma When Bus, Street Sweeper Collide

Sixteen people sustained mainly minor injuries when a Greyhound bus collided with a street sweeper on Interstate 40 eastbound in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the crash occurred at about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday when the bus changed lanes …

Colorado Bus Kills Pedestrian Walking in Bus Lane

A 29-year-old woman who was walking in the bus lane on the outskirts of Aspen, Colo., was hit and killed by a bus early Sunday. The Aspen Times reports that the unidentified pedestrian was hit from behind by a Roaring …

Colorado Transit Authorities Seeks $70K from Driver for Accident

Metro-Denver public transit authorities in Colorado are seeking $70,000 from the driver of an SUV for damages to a bus that plowed into her wrecked vehicle on US 36. KMGH-TV reports the Regional Transportation District sent Holly Hunt a letter …

Bus Vandalism Closes Indiana School District

Authorities say thieves stole the batteries from more than two dozen buses belonging to a suburban Indianapolis school district, leading it to cancel classes for the day. The damage to the Warren Township district buses was discovered about 5:30 a.m. …

Oklahoma Elementary Students Escape Burning Bus

About 20 Tulsa, Okla., elementary school students escaped without injury when the bus they were riding to school caught fire. Bus driver Yolanda Palmer said she pulled to the side of the road about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday because of engine …

Bus Fuel Spill Sickens Northern Calif. Students

Authorities say a fuel leak on a bus carrying dozens of Northern California high school students sickened or injured at least 11 youths who were taken to hospitals complaining of skin irritation and difficulty breathing. California Highway Patrol Officer Alex …

Texas Troopers Interviewing Bus Crash Survivors

Survivors of a deadly bus crash are being interviewed, but it will take time for investigators to determine why an Abilene Christian University bus left the highway and overturned, a state trooper said Saturday. “It will be months from now” …

Crash of Truck and Bus Kills 14 in Hungary

Police say a truck and a small bus have crashed in southern Hungary, killing 14 people and seriously injuring two more. The accident happened shortly before midnight Sunday between the cities of Mako and Szeged, near the border with Romania. …

Federal Official: Bus Safety Enforcement Bolstered

A federal bus safety official says authorities have conducted more than 30,000 bus inspections this year through a series of “strike force” actions aimed at improving passenger safety in the wake of several high-profile tour bus crashes. Ann Ferro, administrator …