If you have been visiting a new place, there is a chance that you will have taken a trip on a tour bus. They can be an excellent way to get a brief view of all the major sites without taking too much time out of your day. Unfortunately, as is the case with any vehicle, tour buses can become involved in accidents. We have already discussed the damage that can be done by a bus crash. These accidents often involve a large number of people, so the cost can be particularly high.
New Orleans, in large part, is a town that relies on tourism as the engine of its economy. Every year, people flock to the Big Easy to eat Po’ Boys, visit the French Quarter and hear some of the best jazz and blues in the world. Because of this, tour buses are ubiquitous; you see them all over town — the big, red double-deckers that cart the sightseers around town in style. It’s a great way to see a large swath of the city from the comfort of a bus.
Passengers found themselves trapped after the bus they were riding in careened off the road and slammed into a building. According to reports, the bus was headed eastbound when, out of the blue, the driver swerved across the street and rode along the sidewalk for a bit before plowing into the building. The accident caused a portion of the building to collapse. The debris trapped the passengers inside. They attempted to open the door, but seeing that it wouldn’t budge, another passenger opened the emergency window and they were able to escape via that route.
Every day, millions of children board school buses to head off to school. Parents trust the drivers to exercise the utmost caution with their loved ones and expect them to return home safely every afternoon. More often than not that is the case. But even one aberration is one too many, especially when it involves the lives of children.
Forensics examiners looking into a fatal church bus crash in Tennessee have announced what they believe to be the cause of the accident: a previous impact to the tire that most likely occurred within an hour of the crash.
Another Louisiana teen was cited this past week for careless operation of his vehicle, texting while driving and failing to stop for a school bus. These charges occurred after he caused an accident involving his pickup truck and a school bus on its way to a Calcasieu Parish school.
In early March, a group of teenagers geared up for a parade. For this group, it meant putting on a uniform, lacing up their boots and topping the ensemble off with a hat. It meant making sure the brass was shined, extra reeds were available and the flags were wrapped up and ready to go.