List of notable traffic collisions (2000–present)

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This list of traffic collisions records serious road crashes: those that have a large death toll, occurred in unusual circumstances, or have some other historical significance, which are notable and have their own Wikipedia article.

2000s[edit]

2000[edit]

  • August 28 – Nigeria – Abuja bus crash riots, Abuja, Nigeria. Seventy people are killed in a bus pile up in Abuja. The next day, related protest riots kill four more people.
  • November 5 – Nigeria – Ibadan road tanker explosion, Ibadan, Nigeria. Between 100 and 200 people are killed when a petrol tanker loses control, slams into a traffic jam and explodes.

2001[edit]

  • February 28 – United Kingdom – Great Heck rail crash, Selby, England. Car driven off the M62 motorway near a bridge onto railway tracks, causing the derailment of a passenger train and its subsequent collision with a freight train.
  • March 5 – Portugal – Hintze Ribeiro disaster, Castelo de Paiva, Portugal. A bridge collapsed as a bus was crossing the Douro in Portugal, killing 59 people.[1]

2002[edit]

  • May 26 – United States – I-40 bridge disaster, Webbers Falls, Oklahoma. 14 people died and 11 others were injured on Interstate 40, when a barge collided with a bridge support, causing a 580-foot section of the bridge to plunge into the Arkansas River.

2003[edit]

2004[edit]

2005[edit]

2006[edit]

2007[edit]

2008[edit]

  • April 19 - Spain - Benalmádena coach crash, Benalmádena, Spain. 38 injured and 9 killed after an SUV collided with a bus full of tourists while trying to overtake it.[7]
  • December 14 – Egypt – 2008 Egyptian bus accident, Dahrut, Egypt. A bus plunged into an irrigation ditch while traveling from Cairo to Minya killing at least fifty-five and injuring ten.
  • December 16 – Israel - 2008 Israeli tour bus crash, southern Israel. 25 killed and 30 injured after a bus crashes off the road and rolls down a ravine between Ovda and Eilat in Israel. It is the deadliest traffic accident in Israel's history.[8][9]

2009[edit]

2010s[edit]

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2011[edit]

2012[edit]

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2017[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Poor Bus Accident Record for Gauteng, 4 July 2003
  3. ^ Highway overpass collapses near Montreal, October 1, 2006
  4. ^ Lee High School Bus Flips Off Interstate, 4 Students Die, November 20, 2006
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