Stanton Man Killed in Buena Park Bus Accident

A 31-year-old Stanton man has been killed in a Buena Park bus accident after being struck by a charter bus while walking on the 91 freeway, according to a news report. California Highway Patrol said they received a call about a pedestrian walking in the traffic lanes of the 91 freeway near Beach Boulevard.  The…

Bicyclist Hit by OCTA Bus in Critical Condition

A man who was struck by a small Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) bus while riding his mountain bike is in critical condition after being airlifted from the scene of the accident in Fullerton. According to police, a man believed to be in his 60s was riding his bike down a bike loop before the…

More Than 20 Injured, One Dead in Los Angeles School Bus Crash

Three teenage boys in a black BMW ran a red light in Los Angeles, California, causing total mayhem. The car, driven by a juvenile, hit and killed a pedestrian and then crashed into a school bus, injuring at least 20 people when the bus overturned at the intersection of East 1st Street and Soto Avenue.…

One Dead, Four Hospitalized in Tour Bus Crash

A Wolf’s Bus Line tour bus crashed through a guardrail and slid down a 45 foot tree-covered embankment on Interstate 270 near Bethesda, Maryland recently. The bus driver, Joseph A. Clabaugh Jr. was found dead at the scene. All eleven passengers, including five children, were injured in the crash and treated at local hospitals. Four…

How to Check a California Charter Bus Company’s Safety Record

According to the US Department of Transportation (US DOT), the number of bus crashes has climbed in recent years. In the United States as a whole, there were 13,195 accidents involving buses in 2007 (the most recent year for which statistics are available), up from 8,555 in 2003. In those same five years, 1,651 people…

UCLA One of Many Colleges That Use Charter Bus Companies with Deficient Safety Scores

A history of bus crashes, faulty brakes, worn tires, poor maintenance, bad driving records, incomplete logbooks, and flagrant safety violations can all contribute to a charter bus company’s deficient safety score. But each charter bus company does receive a score, which is readily available on the US Department of Transportation (US DOT) website. So why…

California to Mexico Tour Bus Overturns in Arizona, Killing Six Passengers

A California tour bus overturned on a Phoenix highway recently, killing six passengers and injuring all other 17 people on board. The bus, which was operated by Van Nuys, California based Tierra Santa Inc., reportedly hit a pickup and rolled over, ejecting six passengers who died of their injuries. The bus was traveling its regular…

Why Do California Drivers Commit Hit and Run in Serious Pedestrian Accidents?

Whether you call it “hit and run” or “leaving the scene of an accident” the result is the same; someone is seriously injured, brain damaged, paralyzed, or killed in an accident, and the responsible party takes off without even stopping to see if the victim needs help. For some reason this offence is growing in…

Orange County, California Intersection Named Sixth Deadliest in US

According to public records compiled by auto insurance companies, over forty percent of all car crashes in the United States occur at intersections.  The majority (if not all) of these intersections are equipped with traffic signals or stop signs, which means the cause of the accidents is drivers and pedestrians not paying attention when approaching…

Van Nuys, California Based Tour Bus Company Continues to Operate Despite Deadly Crashes

Tierra Santa Inc, a tour bus operator based in Van Nuys, California, runs regular bus routes from California to Mexico via Arizona. After six people were killed in a tour bus rollover accident in Arizona, the local press started digging into the company’s record. The company reportedly has a long history of safety violations, cannot…