Showing posts with label bus accident. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bus accident. Show all posts

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Homeless veteran in Hawaii killed by bus

This is the strangest news report because it basically attacks a homeless veteran. Why on earth would the reporter decide to write about this veteran's adult kids not wanting anything to do with him? How else do veterans end up homeless? Families, for whatever reason, fall apart and they end up on the streets.
Homeless man killed by city bus had wheelchair stolen weeks ago
Hawaii News Now
By Keoki Kerr
Posted: Jul 03, 2014

WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) - The man who died after being run over by a city bus Saturday in Waikiki was a homeless veteran suffering from terminal cancer whose wheelchair was recently stolen, people who knew him told Hawaii News Now Thursday.

A pair of red shoes and a blue baseball cap worn by Kenneth Martyn, 71, remained at the scene in Waikiki Saturday after he was run over by a city bus along Ala Moana Boulevard and later died.

Homeless people and others who knew him said for most of the last three years he lived at a city bus stop in front of Discovery Bay condominiums, just up the road from where he died.

"He basically lived on the sidewalk, on a towel for many years,” said a man who works in the visitor industry in Waikiki and spoke to him nearly every day. “Yeah, he never bothered nobody, good old Kenny. It's sad what happened to him."

The man told Hawaii News Now says Martyn was despondent because he was suffering from terminal cancer, and someone had stolen his electric wheelchair several weeks ago.
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Saturday, October 13, 2012

10th Mountain Division Soldier awarded Soldier's Medal

Sgt. Jacob Perkins Named 'Soldier Of The Year' For Saving Passengers From Burning Bus
Huffington Post Posted: 10/12/2012

Though he served on the frontlines in Iraq, Sgt. Jacob Perkins was named “Soldier of the Year” for a valiant act he offered up far away from the battlefield. He saved a number of passengers from a burning bus on the New York State Thruway last summer.

While driving home to Missouri from his Fort Drum, NY base in July 2011, Perkins stopped short when he saw a New York-bound tour bus engulfed in flames, according to ABC. As soon as he heard the words, “they’re still in there,” the 29-year-old raced into the inferno and pulled off as many people as he could, the Fort Drum Public Affairs Office reports.

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Four buses crash in LA, three of them with military personnel

Multiple bus crash shuts down 5 Freeway in L.A.; one bus transporting inmates
May 19, 2011 | 12:53 pm
Four buses -- including at least one carrying inmates for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department -- collided with one another other in a chain-reaction crash that has shut down the northbound 5 Freeway in Commerce, Channel 9 news is reporting.

[Updated at 1:05 p.m.: Authorities said that three of the buses were carrying military personnel.

Eight people suffered injuries and were taken to hospitals. One of the crash victims sustained potentially more serious injuries.

Two of those injured were inmates; the other six were military personnel.

At about 12:45 p.m., authorities shut down the entire freeway -- all northbound and southbound lanes. A new Sheriff's Department bus also arrived to collect the inmates, said Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Matt Levesque.

The accident occurred just south of Washington Boulevard at 11:50 a.m. Officials believe that a car slowed suddenly in front of the Sheriff's Department bus. The bus driver slammed on his brakes, leading to a chain-reaction crash with the three buses following closely behind him in the fast lane, Levesque said.]

Video from the scene shows the damaged buses and the northbound highway entirely shut down. Southbound traffic is backed up and moving slowly.

At least one inmate was transported from the scene by ambulance and other inmates suffered at least minor injuries, the station reported.

-- Howard Blume
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Multiple bus crash shuts down 5 Freeway

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Vigil for 13 year old Florida girl killed at bus stop

A vigil for Kaitlyn Harper
Family, schoolmates and friends of Kaitlyn Harper, 13, who was killed Tuesday morning on her way to school, held a vigil ceremony Tuesday night at the Brooksville bus stop where she died.
Slide show: A vigil for Kaitlyn Harper Sign guest book

13-year-old hit, killed on narrow road
By Tom Marshall, Times Staff Writer
In print: Wednesday, September 10, 2008

BROOKSVILLE — A dozen or more Hernando County school buses ply the narrow country lane called California Street every morning, making at least 35 stops in both directions.

The posted speed limit is 50 mph along even the most densely populated stretches of the five-mile road, and there isn't a sidewalk, a bus stop warning or a signal in sight.

In the hours after 13-year-old Kaitlyn Harper was struck and killed Tuesday morning on the way to a bus stop, officials said that must change — and quickly.

"I think more needs to be done," said Sandra Nicholson, chairwoman of the School Board. "People need to know that there are kids down there. It's not a good situation."

Kaitlyn was hit around 6:45 a.m. by a southbound pickup truck driven by Mark A. Buel, 52, of Brooksville. Witnesses said she was walking or running near the edge of the southbound lane. No charges have been filed in the accident.
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Friday, August 8, 2008

Early-morning bus crash kills 13 in Texas

Early-morning bus crash kills 13 in Texas
Story Highlights
Helicopters make 18 trips taking injured to hospitals, police say

Passengers were pilgrims from Houston, Texas, churches

Blown tire found on bridge; police investigating whether it caused crash

Bus going north on U.S. 75 when it went off a bridge and down an embankment

(CNN) -- A bus crash that may have been caused by a blown tire killed at least 13 people Friday in northern Texas, police said.

Emergency officials work at the scene of a bus crash early Friday in Sherman, Texas.

Many other passengers were injured, some of them seriously, according to authorities and hospital officials.

Fifty-five people were on the bus, part of a Vietnamese church group traveling from Houston to a fair in Carthage, Missouri, east of Joplin, authorities said.

The bus was traveling north on U.S. 75 when it left the highway and went off a bridge and down an embankment at about 12:45 a.m. CT (1:45 a.m. ET), said Lt. Robert Fair, spokesman for the Sherman Police Department. Watch as the fire chief describes crash scene »

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Saturday, July 5, 2008

El Salvador:Bus swept into river, at least 29 dead

Bus swept into river, at least 29 dead
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Rain-fed river sweeps bus carrying members of evangelical church off bridge

Rescue crews recover 29 bodies from Acelhuate river; at least one missing

Crews find 10 bodies as far as 60 kilometers (37 miles) north of accident site

Crash occurred in capital city of San Salvador on Thursday
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- Rescue crews recovered 29 bodies Friday from a raging, rain-fed river that swept a bus carrying members of an evangelical church off a bridge in El Salvador's capital.
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