A charter bus carrying the Columbus Cottonmouths, a professional hockey team in the Southern Professional Hockey League, rolled over on an Illinois highway today. Early reports indicate that two occupants of the bus suffered serious injury. A spokesperson for the Illinois State Police suggested that speed was a factor in the crash. Charter bus accidents are not uncommon and experts have questioned the safety record within the industry.
Gilmer County's fire chief reported a commercial vehicle accident involving a tour bus and a tractor-trailer truck that resulted in the death of one person and injuries sustained by 43 other people. The accident occurred on Oct. 13 at around 11:15 a.m. at the intersection of Georgia State Road 515 and Whitestone Road.