May 24, 2017

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 […]

Police Crack Down On Safety In School Van Sting

Police Crack Down On Safety In School Van Sting BOSTON (WBZ) ― Boston police and Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicle safety inspectors launched a school van sting Thursday in an effort to crack down on child transportation vehicles that are operating with violations, putting passengers at risk. The sting is part of the 10th annual Operation […]

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 […]

Open letter to Bathurst parents

To the parents of the 7 Bathurst High School boys, On January 11, 2008, your lives were changed forever. I know how you feel. On June 30, 2002, I lost my 17-year old daughter, Malori, in van rollover accident. While Van Angels is an education and advocacy site, we also are very aware of the […]

60-Minutes II 15-Passenger rollover report

This is a MUST see video about the dangers of 15-passenger vans created by 60-Minutes. Loaded with authoritative tests and proof of the dangers. NOTE: At the end of the video, the reporter mentions a crash simulation video. Click here to watch the simulation.

Why do 15-passenger vans roll over?

Andrew Smith created this video explaining why 15-passenger vans rollover. Bottom Line: 90% of the rollovers are caused by a left-rear tire de-tread. Details discussed in this video: There is a design flaw in the Ford E-350 (Econoline XLT), that places 45% of the weight on the left rear tire. The aisle on the right […]

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. […]