Latest Transportation accidents News

Driver of tour bus dies after crashing into school bus

Dec. 13, 2019 4:35 PM EST

QUINCY, Wash. (AP) — The driver of a tour bus has died after hitting a stopped school bus on a rural road in central Washington state. The Washington State Patrol says some children on the school bus also suffered minor injuries in Friday's crash near the town of Quincy. Trooper John Bryant said the...

California school bus, van crash; 6 injured, including kids

Dec. 13, 2019 2:12 PM EST

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) — A school bus and a van collided Friday in Southern California, sending six people to hospitals, including children, authorities said. The crash in the city of Lake Elsinore seriously injured the 38-year-old man driving the van and one of his passengers, a 5-year-old girl,...

Death toll in aircraft carrier fire in Russia rises to 2

Dec. 13, 2019 10:00 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A crew member who went missing during a fire on Russia's only aircraft carrier was found dead Friday, raising the death toll from the blaze to two, the nation's military officials said Friday. The fire on the Admiral Kuznetsov broke out during welding work at a shipyard in the Arctic port of...

Police: Girl, 9, hit and killed by school bus in Maryland

Dec. 13, 2019 7:44 AM EST

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — A fourth -grader who was hit by a school bus in Maryland has died. The girl, 9, got off the bus Thursday afternoon with a group of students when she was struck by the vehicle, police in Montgomery County said in a release. News outlets report the bus was making a right turn when it...

Police: 13 killed in road accident in southwestern Pakistan

Dec. 13, 2019 7:40 AM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A minibus packed passengers collided with a pickup truck carrying gasoline in southwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing at least 13 people. According to police, the pickup truck was carrying fuel smuggled from neighboring Iran in plastic containers. The minibus caught fire in the...

Afghan official: 11 die in road accident in eastern province

Dec. 13, 2019 2:20 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Eleven people died when a truck crashed into a minivan on a highway in eastern Afghanistan, a police official said Friday. Laghman police chief Salim Almas said the truck driver apparently lost control of his vehicle, a 40-foot trailer truck. The accident took place on Thursday on...

Authorities arrest man wanted in Texas sergeant's death

Dec. 12, 2019 9:34 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A 21-year-old man has confessed to killing a Houston-area police sergeant during a traffic stop earlier this week and is charged with capital murder, authorities said Thursday. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said a tip to Crime Stoppers of Houston led authorities to the home, where...

Boat safety law proposed after California fire killed 34

Dec. 12, 2019 9:30 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A group of California congressional members have proposed tighter safety standards for small boats after a diving charter vessel burned and sank in September, killing 34 people. Only five people — the captain and four crew members — managed to escape after the 75-foot...

Crash shines light on immigrants in Christmas tree workforce

Dec. 12, 2019 9:09 PM EST

GERVAIS, Ore. (AP) — It was nighttime when Pedro Lucas came home, clutching receipts showing he had paid a funeral home to have the bodies of three immigrant laborers returned to Guatemala from Oregon. The three, including two of Lucas' cousins, were killed when a pickup truck slammed into a van carrying...

Man shot, killed near light rail station in Hillsboro

Dec. 12, 2019 7:52 PM EST

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a 21-year-old man died at a hospital Wednesday night after being shot at a MAX light rail station parking lot in suburban Portland. KOIN reports that shots were fired in the parking lot of the Quatama MAX station in Hillsboro and a man was taken to a hospital where...