January 4, 1999 |
For the fourth time since Christmas Eve, a casino-bound bus has been involved in a crash on a New Jersey highway. No one on the bus was injured in Saturday's multi-vehicle accident on the Garden State Parkway, and police said the bus continued on its trip to Atlantic City. A 13-year-old boy riding in another vehicle was in critical condition after icy weather caused the pileup. He was taken by ambulance to Jersey Shore Medical Center.
December 29, 1998 |
Federal investigators found no early evidence Monday that mechanical failure caused a bus to run off the Garden State Parkway, killing eight people on Christmas Eve. Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board and other agencies began examining the wrecked Bruins Transportation bus. Robert Accetta of the NTSB said a check of the tires and braking systems found no defects. The driver, Val Viner, told investigators he was trying to avoid an icy patch on the highway.
December 26, 1998 |
The driver of a bus that ran off a highway during a gambling junket to Atlantic City, killing eight passengers, told investigators that the vehicle spun when he tried to avoid an icy patch in the road. The driver, 52-year-old Valerie Viner, has a checkered driving record, and his license was suspended twice before the accident Thursday on the Garden State Parkway. Viner told investigators that he saw an icy patch and was blocked from changing lanes, so he braked.
December 25, 1998 |
A bus taking 23 people from New York to Atlantic City, N.J., on a Christmas Eve gambling junket skidded off a highway and flipped over Thursday, killing eight passengers. The tour bus plunged about 20 feet down a slushy embankment along the Garden State Parkway, landing on its side. Fifteen people, including the driver, were injured. Their conditions ranged from stable to critical. Rescuers had to cut seats apart to get at some of the victims.
March 3, 1996 |
A casino tour bus returning New York City gamblers home in a snowstorm overturned, killing one man and injuring dozens more, three critically. A passenger said the driver fell asleep at the wheel while speeding. Police cited the driver for careless driving. Roads were wet from falling snow when the New York-bound bus crashed and flipped over on the Garden State Parkway in central New Jersey about 5:20 a.m. The crash injured 34 people.
September 18, 1993 |
A small bus carrying disabled senior citizens collided with a truck on a rain-soaked rural road Friday, killing two bus passengers and injuring 14 people, including two in the truck, police said. The bus was hit head-on by an ice truck after the truck driver apparently crossed into the oncoming lane, police said.