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Rick Shapiro

Truck Driver Who Killed Teen in May Appears in Virginia Court

A truck driver accused of killing a teenager and seriously injuring her passenger in May was in court on Oct. 6 for a preliminary hearing in Virginia Beach. Jerode Johnson, 31, is facing several criminal charges stemming from the accident, including […]

Rick Shapiro

Two Die in Horrific Henrico County VA Crash

A couple from Pennsylvania died and a Chesterfield County, Virginia teenager suffered serious injuries in a multi-vehicle crash on I-295 in Henrico County on Oct. 2. The Virginia State Police stated that the fatal accident happened at 2:45 PM on […]

Randy Appleton

Woman Suffers Serious Injuries on Virginia Waterslide

A woman suffered serious but apparently non-life-threatening injuries on a water park ride at King’s Dominion amusement park in Doswell, Virginia on July 5. According to local media reports, the woman is receiving treatment in Richmond for a broken foot, collar […]

Randy Appleton

Norfolk School Bus Driver Crashes and Injures Students

Norfolk, Virginia police stated on May 1 that a school bus driver was charged in connection with a serious school bus accident that left several students with injuries. News reports over the weekend in Norfolk stated that the bus driver […]

Randy Appleton

Tennessee Legislator Pushes for School Bus Seatbelts

Tennessee State Rep. JoAnne Favors is using a bill that was written in 2015 in response to a fatal Knoxville, Tennessee school bus crash as the starting point to address safety concerns regarding lack of seatbelts in Hamilton County TN school […]

Rick Shapiro

Bus Driver Charged in Deadly Tennessee Accident

Just a day before their Thanksgiving break, a bus holding 35 children crashed into a tree in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Nov. 21, killing six elementary school children and leaving 24 others with injuries ranging from non-life threatening to serious. Local […]

Randy Appleton

13 Dead, Dozens Injured, in “One of Deadliest California Bus Accident”

At least 13 people are dead and dozens more seriously injured after a tour bus crashed into a tractor-trailer in Palm Springs, California Sunday morning. The fatal crash occurred at approximately 5 a.m. on Interstate 10. Law enforcement statements indicated […]

Rick Shapiro

FMCSA Makes Bus Inspection and Repair A Top Priority

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has noted with increasing concern the last several years that there have been a high number of commercial bus accidents with fatalities. That is why the FMCSA announced recently that it is making […]

Randy Appleton

17 People Hurt in Maryland Bus Crash

At least 17 people were hurt during a bus crash in Anne Arundel County MD  last night.  The Anne Arundel County Fire Department reported that a Regional Transit Authority bus hit a Toyota Corolla at Dorsey and Shipley roads at […]

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Delaware Family Sues Amtrak for Wrongful Death

The family of an Amtrak worker who was killed in a train crash near Chester PA on April 3 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the rail company. The 61 year-old man was one of two men who died […]