April 25, 2011 |
Suitcases started piling up, unclaimed, at the depot where buses crossing northern Tamaulipas state ended their route. That should have been an early clue. Then the bodies started piling up, pulled by forensic workers from two dozen hidden graves in the scruffy brush-covered ravines around the town of San Fernando, 80 miles south of this city that borders Brownsville, Texas. At least 177 corpses have been recovered in the last few weeks, most of them, officials now say, passengers snatched from interstate buses, tortured and slaughtered.
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April 28, 1990
A RTD bus slammed into the back of a car on the San Bernardino Freeway in West Covina Friday, sending it into a roll and injuring the car's driver and three bus passengers, authorities said. The driver, Nick Veronica, 30, of El Monte, was in good condition at Queen of the Valley Hospital; the bus passengers were treated and released. The bus was westbound when it slammed into the car about 4:55 p.m., a spokeswoman for the West Covina Fire Department said.
August 7, 2004 |
A Greyhound bus rammed into a tractor-trailer as the truck moved from the breakdown lane onto Interstate 40 near Jackson, killing two passengers and the bus driver, authorities said. Seventeen other bus passengers were hospitalized with various injuries, officials said. The two truckers were unhurt. The impact crushed the nose of the bus back to a few rows behind the driver's seat, said Capt. Lynn Allen of the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
October 20, 1996
I cannot pass up commenting on your article on group travel ("Group Travel Travails," Sept. 22.) I want you to know that in September 1982, my cousin and I took an American Express tour of Germany, Austria and Switzerland with 45 other bus passengers, and it was perfect. No latecomers, whiners, sourpusses or compulsive shoppers. We were a decidedly mixed group, age- and ethnicity-wise. CAROL COLVER San Bernardino
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April 11, 2014 |
ORLAND, Calif. -- Hours after a deadly head-on collision here claimed the lives of at least nine people and injured dozens more, skid marks from the charter bus carrying L.A.-area high school students extended nearly 100 yards down the pavement. The hulk of the charred bus sat nose down in a ditch, pressed against a mangled small white car. [Updated, 3:52 a.m. PDT April 11: A 10th person died late Thursday. A California Highway Patrol dispatcher told The Times that the 10 victims included five students, three adult chaperons, the driver of the truck and the driver of the bus. Dorsey Griffith, a spokeswoman for the UC Davis Medical Center said one patient who was admitted into the burn unit died late Thursday evening.