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Fatal car accident on Almeda Road, vehicle pushed into Rodeo bus

One person is dead after a car accident on Almeda Road and Reed Road at 11:30 p.m. last night. A black-colored Chevrolet Avalanche pickup truck crashed into the rear of a silver colored sports car, possibly a Nissan 370ZX. Law enforcement told the media that the pickup was traveling at a very high rate of speed; the impact propelled the sports car forward into the front bumper of a Houston Rodeo bus that was parked and unoccupied at the time. The driver of the pickup appeared disoriented after the crash to bystanders who rendered aid, and there will be an investigation to determine if alcohol played a role. The driver of the Nissan died at the scene.

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Cleveland ISD bus crash sends 65 kids to hospital



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The afternoon of Wednesday January 4, 2017 a Cleveland ISD school bus traveling on FM 1050 near Highway 105 left the roadway and entered a ditch. According to Channel 2’s story, the bus driver swerved to avoid an incident ahead involving other vehicles. The bus was carrying 4th and 5th graders from Eastside Intermediate School at the time. While many children were taken to the hospital to be evaluated, it sounds like, fortunately, serious injuries were avoided.

Turimex bus crash in Weimar, Texas kills 2, injures many others

At least two people have been killed and numerous other hurt in a multi-vehicle crash near the small town of Weimar, Texas.

The crash happened Wednesday June 3rd, 2015 around 12:40 in the afternoon on Interstate 10. Weimar is approximately 75 miles west of Houston. Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) officials said the commercial bus operated by a company called Turimex crashed into the back of an 18-wheeler, causing that 18-wheeler to rear-end another 18-wheeler in front of it.

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Houstonian Susan James was interviewed by Channel 2 News Houston about her involvement in the wreck as she drove home from Hallettsville.  Ms. James was fortunate to be able to walk away from her wrecked Cadillac SUV. The two deceased people were both on the Turimex bus. One was the bus driver, 31-year old Miguel Angel Tobalina-Gonzalez, the other was 34-year old Roman Juan Domicillio, a passenger. According to DPS, the bus was transporting migrant tobacco workers from Laredo to North Carolina.

Turimex, the bus operator, is based in Laredo, Texas but has several Houston locations. According to current information posted to The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration web site, Turimex, LLC operating under US DOT # 650034, carries $5,000,000 of liability insurance under an insurance policy issued by Commercial Alliance Insurance Company.

METRO bus rear ends car on Almeda Genoa

Several people were injured in a four vehicle accident that involved a METRO bus. Around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon a METRO bus rear-ended a black colored car on Almeda Genoa, pushing the car into two other vehicles. The car’s driver and two passengers were transported by ambulance. The commentary to Channel 2’s story on the accident makes for some interesting reading.

Two killed in Cardinal Coach Line crash in Irving Texas

A Cardinal Coach Line bus en route to a casino overturned on State Highway 161 today killing two people on board and injuring dozens more. The bus tipped onto its passenger side just east of Dallas Fort Worth airport in Irving, Texas.  Dan Risik, a passenger on the bus, told KXAS that passengers in the bus were screaming and had been thrown on top of one another during the crash.  The bus was heading to Choctaw Casino Resort in Oklahoma; Risik reported that many of the injured passengers on the bus were elderly folk. According to a report in the Mail Online, the Texas Department of Public Safety has not yet determined the cause of the bus crash.

Cardinal Coach Line is based in Mansfield, Texas near Dallas. According to the safety page on Cardinal’s web site, the company “…regularly inspects their coaches to insure (sic) on time schedules.”  The company web site also states that: “Cardinal Coach Line carries $5,000,000 of liability insurance for your group’s protection.”  The page goes on to state “No accidents, no moving violations, no D.O.T. driver or vehicle out of services orders, no D.O.T. out of service violations.”

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Irving casino bus crash SH 161

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18 wheeler hits METRO bus on South 610 Loop at Scott Street

Six people were taken to the hospital this morning when they were injured in a collision between a METRO bus and an 18 wheeler. The accident happened on the South 610 Loop frontage road at Scott Street at about 9:30 a.m. The driver of the big rig, the driver of the METRO bus and four bus passengers were injured. According to Channel 11, Houston police later said the driver of the 18-wheeler would be given a citation for running a red light and causing the accident. The 18-wheeler was hauling a load of pipe; the bus sustained damage down most of its passenger side.
18 wheeler accident with METRO bus on South 610 Loop

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METRO bus passengers injured in accident with 18 wheeler

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Pickup driver injured in rear end accident with METRO bus

The driver of a Chevrolet Avalanche pickup truck was injured Saturday night when his truck rear-ended a stopped METRO bus on the Highway 59 feeder at Fountain View. Police said the driver told them his accelerator was stuck when he crashed. The man was rescued from his badly damaged truck and taken to the hospital to be treated for his injuries. A couple of the bus passenger were hurt but will be okay. Channel 2’s story here.

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METRO bus hits and kills man on Interstate 45 in Houston

A man died Sunday afternoon on Interstate 45 North near Main Street in Houston when struck by a METRO bus as he stood near his car after a previous accident. METRO officials say that shortly before 1:00 p.m. a car had stopped on the freeway with a flat tire, which caused a four vehicle collision. The METRO bus swerved  to avoid the accident but hit the man who had gotten out of his car. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Four people were transported to St. Joseph’s with non life threatening injuries: including a bus passenger who was treated for cuts to his face. Channel 2’s story is here and tells the facts somewhat differently: that the man’s vehicle stalled in the center lane of traffic and he was hit by the METRO bus and at least four other vehicles as he walked down the freeway. The Chronicle’s story is here.

Driver killed in car accident when Waller ISD bus is rear-ended

A driver was killed in a Wednesday morning collision with a Waller Independent School District bus. The accident happened around 6:20 a.m. on FM 2920 at Becker Road west of Tomball. A green-colored sedan, possibly a Honda Accord, rear-ended the school bus as the bus was stopped to collect some children at their stop. The sedan went beneath the rear of the school bus: the driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The children on the bus and the driver were not hurt.

Six hospitalized after car hits METRO bus on Westheimer

According to a Channel 11 report, a man and woman were arguing right before their car smashed into the back of a METRO bus waiting a stop on Westheimer at Briarpark in Houston. The crashed happened around 12:45 a.m. The man and the woman in the car were taken to the hospital, as were four passengers on the bus.