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Fatal Bus Crashes – Worldwide

Indianapolis. Photo: Rick Callahan, AP

Italy. AP Photo

Last week I was in Reno at the School Transportation News Expo talking school bus transportation.  Read some of the posts HERE and HERE.  Over this weekend the world saw two fatal charter bus crashes.  Although different in construction, these buses give rescuers similar challenges because of the numbers of passengers.  Lots of personnel and resources are needed for incidents of this magnitude.

There are many photos of these wrecks surfacing across the web that will not appear on this blog out of respect for those involved.  Our purpose is to get you thinking and ready to respond.

Check out the videos below to see some of the challenges.  Prepare with your crew, organization, and outside resources before the crash.

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 Ariel video of the Indianapolis charter bus crash on July 27, 2013.  3 fatalities.

[youtube]http://youtu.be/X5wCTDZjzBc[/youtube]

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News coverage of a charter bus crash in Italy on July 28, 2013.  Reports of 38 fatalities and 11 injured.

[youtube]http://youtu.be/quek6X72GAA[/youtube]

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