February 19, 2018

Bus company lawyer speaks about Oregon crash

While governments on both sides of the border investigate if a bus crash that killed nine people on December 30th could have been prevented, a lawyer for Mi Joo travel is finally talking. Mark Scheer only took a few questions during a news conference in Seattle. He says the cause was likely weather-related. "Black ice was a significant factor. … [Read more...]

Bus company involved in Oregon crash kept ‘satisfactory’ safety rating in B.C.

The Coquitlam bus company involved in a deadly crash in Oregon 10 days ago has a "satisfactory" safety rating in B.C. This, after the U.S. Department of Transportation banned Mi Joo Travel from operating in that country. U.S. officials say Mi Joo had allowed the driver involved in the crash to stay on the road despite having been at the wheel well … [Read more...]

ICBC wants to test crash avoiding technology

ICBC wants to begin testing new technologies that might drastically bring down crash rates and injuries. Road Safety Manager Sonny Senghera says ICBC would like to use taxis to test collision avoidance technology, allowing the car to react ahead of the driver. "When you pair that up with GPS in which that technology is actually reporting back to … [Read more...]

8th victim of Oregon bus crash identified

Oregon State Police have released the name of the 8th person killed in last Sunday's tour bus crash near Pendleton. Officials say 55-year old Seokmin Moon of Maple Ridge died in the wreck and his 53-year old wife, Choonja, remains in hospital. The name of the 9th victim is being witheld because some family members have not been notified. CKNW … [Read more...]

Charter bus company saying little after Oregon crash

They have yet to publicly comment after one of their buses crashed off a highway in Oregon last weekend and killed nine people.   But now, a letter, on behalf of the Coquitlam company involved. Calls to Mi Joo Travel go to a voicemail message that provides few details after Sunday's crash. "If you have an urgent matter, please contact ... … [Read more...]

Oregon police ID one of the 9 victims of Sunday’s tour bus crash

One of the nine people killed by Sunday's bus crash in Oregon was a 57-year-old man from Washington State. Dale William Osborn lived in Spanaway. His wife, sue, remains hospitalized in Pendleton, Oregon. The names of the other eight who died have not been released. Some of the four men and four women were from South Korea and … [Read more...]

Oregon State police release names of passengers in bus crash

Oregon State police have released almost all the names of the people in the tour bus that crashed on Interstate 84 yesterday morning. Below find the full list as released by Oregon State police, including the phone numbers for hospitals treating various passengers. CONFIRMED DECEASED - 9 (Names Withheld Pending State Medical Examiner Post-Exams, … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS: Woman sentenced in deadly hit and run crash

A woman who pleaded guilty to impaired driving in the crash that killed 22 year old Kassandra Kaulius in Surrey has been handed 37 months behind bars. Natasha Warren was sentenced in Provincial Court in Surrey this morning. The crown had been seeking a three and a half year term. Defence called for 25 months behind bars. She also gets an eight year … [Read more...]

Abbotsford police looking for man after break and enter, crash and car jacking

The search is on for a car-jacking suspect who managed to evade police in Abbotsford Friday night. Abbotsford Police say they were called to a home in a rural area of Nicholson Road just after 5pm. When they arrived, a man fled in a pickup truck stolen from Burnaby, striking a police vehicle at the end of the driveway. When officers laid down a … [Read more...]

Crown seeks prison time in deadly crash

They are constantly reminded of her death, they can not sleep, they are broken. The words today in court from family and friends of a 22 year-old Surrey woman killed by a drunk driver. Softball player Kassandra Kaulius was killed one night in May 2011 when her car was hit by Natasha Warren's van. During victim impact statements read today, her … [Read more...]