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Randy Appleton

Georgia Student Dies in School Bus Crash

A six year old girl was killed in a Jan. 28 school bus crash in Georgia. The girl died in the crash in Houston County, Georgia when the bus was going down hill and the driver tried to make a […]

Rick Shapiro

2 Amtrak Employees Die in Crash With CSX Train

February 4, 2018 saw the second fatal Amtrak train accident involving track problems within less than two months. A passenger train traveling from Miami to New York that got onto the wrong track in Cayce, South Carolina (SC), collided with […]

Randy Appleton

Georgia School Bus Flips On Side; 16 Injured

Approximately 16 students were taken to the hospital in Gilmer County, Georgia on Jan 22 when their school bus flipped onto its side in a one-vehicle accident. The sheriff’s office in Gilmer County stated that the accident occurred on Yukon […]

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 […]