February 19, 2018

U. of U. settles lawsuit brought by Chinese scholars’ families for $500,000

U. of U. settles lawsuit brought by Chinese scholars’ families for $500,000 By Brian Maffly The Salt Lake Tribune Salt Lake Tribune Updated:08/07/2009 06:28:55 PM MDT The University of Utah has settled a lawsuit brought by the families of seven Chinese scholars killed in a 2003 van rollover, cutting short a two-week trial in a […]

Dad raises awareness about vehicles after daughter’s death

Alexis “Lexie” James, 10, killed when a 15-passenger van blew a tire and overturned while traveling in South Carolina. Lexie was ejected even through she was wearing a seat belt. The James family has since started a non-profit organization called the American Center for Van and Tire Safety to raise awareness on the dangers of […]

Abbotsford, B.C., van crash sparks calls for ban

From CBCNews.ca The British Columbia Federation of Labour is calling for a ban on 15-passenger vans that are often used to transport farm workers. [vimeo 675470] The request comes after a WorkSafeBC investigation suggested a wide range of safety violations contributed to a deadly van crash in Abbotsford, B.C., in March 2007 that killed three farm workers […]

Edmonton public plans Sept. ban for ‘death trap on wheels’

EDMONTON – Edmonton’s public school district has plans in place to stop using the type of van that has been called “a death trap on wheels” and banned for school use in the United States. Seven basketball players and a teacher were killed in the same type of 15-passenger van in a highway crash in […]

Type of van in fatal N.B. crash banned from use by N.S. schools

The van that went out of control on a New Brunswick highway, resulting in eight deaths, is in a class of vehicle criticized by United States overnment agencies as lacking stability in emergencies. chools in Nova Scotia are banned from using the vehicles and the U.S. overnment has issued safety warnings about them. David White, […]

Watch this video first!

Watch this video first. It provides a good overview of the dangers of 15-passenger vans.

Utah State University Memorial Video

sept 26 2006. Students and their instructor were returning from an agricultural field trip near Tremonton, Utah, on I-84 when police say the van’s left rear tire blew out causing the vehicle to skid out of control and roll. Those who died in the accident are: Steven D. Bair, 22, Moses Lake, Wash; Dusty Dean […]

Tire blowout suspected in crash that killed 5

By The Associated Press Monday, October 22, 2007 9:50 PM EDT INDIANAPOLIS – Federal regulators have warned for years that overcrowded 15-passenger vans or those with improperly inflated tires can pose a higher risk of rollovers. Police say a tire blowout may have caused a van carrying 16 Amish passengers to flip over on Interstate […]

Church Van Crash Along Interstate 80 Injures 20

Church Van Crash Along Interstate 80 Injures 20 Children Injured When Van Blows Tire POSTED: 6:16 pm CDT April 29, 2007 UPDATED: 8:57 am CDT April 30, 2007 OMAHA, Neb. — A church van filled with children crashed on Interstate 80 west of Lincoln Sunday, critically injuring several passengers in the vehicle. Nebraska State Patrol […]

Van threw 8 children as it rolled when hit

Article published May 23, 2006, Source: TheBlade.com Status of 3 is critical day after fatal crash By JENNIFER FEEHAN BLADE STAFF WRITER COLUMBUS GROVE, Ohio – Eight of the 10 young people riding in a church van that was struck by a car Sunday were thrown from the vehicle when it overturned, investigators said yesterday. […]