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Friday
Jul222011

One Dead, Dozens Hurt after Bus and Semi Collide in New York

 John Foxx/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(WATERLOO, N.Y.) -- One person is dead and dozens more injured after a collision between a tour bus and a tractor trailer early Friday morning in New York, according to state police.

New York State Police Maj. Mark Koss said the crash took place on the New York State Thruway near Waterloo before 2:00 a.m. The driver of the truck, a 59-year-old man from Michigan, was killed in the crash.

Out of the 52 passengers on board, 30 were injured.

Describing the passengers' conditions, Maj. Koss said, "Two critical, 15 ranged from minor injuries to serious.  And 13 were very, very minor were able to walk and didn't need any assistance."

According to Koss, a Fort Drum soldier who was nearby helped pull people out from the burning wreck.  The soldier has not yet been identified.

State police believe the tractor trailer struck the bus -- which was traveling from Hamilton, Ontario to New York City -- in the rear.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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Wednesday
Feb092011

Three Dead, Dozens Injured After Truck Hits Mississippi School Bus

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(CALHOUN CITY, Miss.) -- Three people were killed and dozens injured Tuesday afternoon when a tractor-trailer struck a school bus head-on in Mississippi.

According to ABC News affiliate WAPT-TV in Jackson, Mississippi, the bus was returning from an event at the University of Mississippi in Oxford when it was hit by the 18-wheeler near Calhoun City.  Bus driver Steven Moss, 37, school teacher Phyllis Graham, 53, and 54-year-old Gary Bailey, the driver of the tractor-trailer, were all killed instantly.

Officials said 40 to 50 students were treated for injuries at the scene, while seven were transported to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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