Where Does Recent Deadly Limousine Crash Rank Among Deadliest Vehicle Accidents?
ATLANTA— The limousine crash that occurred on Saturday, October 6, 2018, was one of the deadliest transportation accidents in U.S. history that did not involve a plane according to wsbradio.com.The horrible wreck killed all 18 aboard the limo and another two people who were not in the vehicle but were in a parking lot and killed by debris. Sadly, as tragic as this most recent event was, there have been other incidents that took more lives.*
On September 23, 2005, as Hurricane Rita aimed at the state of Texas, a tour bus filled with residents of a nursing home fleeing the hurricane burst into flames. The bus was stuck in traffic and exploded. In total, 23 people died in the explosion that happened south of Dallas, Texas.
On May 9, 1999, a tour bus cruising to a casino located in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi went off the highway. The crash killed 22 people. Investigators learned that the driver was unfit to drive because the driver was suffering from numerous medical conditions while being under the influence of marijuana and antihistamine drugs.
A school bus slammed into a truck on September 21, 1989,near Mission, Texas. The carnage was horrific: 21 children died, and another 60 were injured after the bus went off of the road and came to rest in a pit filled with water.
On May 14, 1988, a bus carrying children home from an amusement park collided with a truck in Kentucky. Twenty-four children and three adults died, all of whom were on the bus.
In May of 1986, a sightseeing tour bus went off a California road and into a canyon, killing 21. Other deadly accidents involving school buses and tour buses killed 20 and 13 respectively. However, the deadliest motor vehicle accident happened on September 17, 1963,when a train struck bus carrying 58 migrant workers. Thirty-two of the workers died in that crash.
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