Highway Safety

Oregon Bus Crash
3:58 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Feds Shut Down Tour Company In Wake Of Deadly Oregon Bus Crash

Oregon State Police

Originally published on Wed January 9, 2013 3:12 pm

The U.S. Department of Transportation has ordered a Canadian bus company to cease operations in the United States after a deadly crash in Oregon in late December. Investigators blame driver fatigue. But not everyone in the Northwest Korean community is glad for the tour company’s shuttering here.

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Oregon Bus Crash
6:06 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Two Korean Victims File Suit In Deadly Oregon Bus Crash

Two young victims of a deadly bus crash in northeast Oregon that happened just before New Year’s Eve have filed a new lawsuit.  They say the driver was fatigued and going too fast.

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Bus Crash Victims
6:01 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Northwest Korean Community Trying To Heal After Oregon Bus Crash

Two victims of a deadly bus crash on Interstate 84 have filed a lawsuit.
Credit Oregon State Police

The Northwest’s tight-knit Korean community continues to grieve the nine people who died in that bus crash just before New Year’s Eve in northeast Oregon. Some of the survivors have already filed a lawsuit against the tour bus company, saying the driver was too tired and going too fast.

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Oregon Bus Crash
5:36 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Northwest's Korean Community Draws Close After Deadly Bus Crash

Nine people were killed in a bus crash on Interstate 84 in northeast Oregon.
Credit Oregon State Police

The Northwest Korean community is grieving two more victims in that deadly bus crash in northeast Oregon. So far, seven of the nine victims’ names have been released in the accident that also injured dozens.

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Oregon Bus Crash
4:17 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

More Northeast Oregon Bus Crash Victims Identified

Emergency personnel at the scene of Sunday's fatal bush crash on Interstate 84 east of Pendleton.
Credit Oregon State Police

Two Korean tourists who were visiting family in Bothell, Wash., are the latest victims to be identified in that deadly bus crash in northeast Oregon. Police say Sunday’s accident east of Pendleton was Oregon’s deadliest crash since 1971. Among the dead were 67-year-old Jung Oun Hong and his 63-year-old wife, Kim Joong Wha of Korea.

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Tired Truck Drivers
6:38 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Oregon, Wash. Truck Inspections Turn Up Weary Drivers

An Oregon Department of Transportation motor carrier enforcement officer weighs a truck as a it passes through a weigh station.
ODOT Flickr

A joint effort in Oregon and Washington to make sure truckers are following safety rules turned up a higher than expected number of weary drivers. More than a quarter of drivers inspected in Oregon were found to be on the road when they shouldn't have been.

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