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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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]

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  • 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.

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  • 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]

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  • January 21 – Italy – 2017 Verona bus crash, Verona. A bus carrying school children from Hungary crashed and caught fire on the A4 near Verona a few minutes after midnight. 17 people were killed and 25 others were injured.[53]
  • February 20 – Philippines – 2017 Tanay bus accident, Tanay, Rizal. A tourist bus carrying more than 50 passengers crashed on a curved road after the vehicle apparently lost control and hit an electric post in Barangay Sampaloc in Tanay, Rizal. 15 people were killed and 40 were injured.[54]
  • April 18 – Philippines – 2017 Nueva Ecija bus accident, Carranglan, Nueva Ecija. A minibus carrying 77 passengers lost its brakes and fell off a ravine in Carranglan, Nueva Ecija. It is recorded as one of the deadliest road accidents in recent Philippine history, leaving 31 dead and 46 injured.[55]
  • June 25 – Pakistan – 2017 Bahawalpur explosion, near Ahmedpur East, Bahawalpur – 219 people killed and at least 34 injured when a tanker truck overturned and people rushed towards it to collect the leaking petrol.[56]
  • December 14 – France – Perpignan crash, Perpignan. A train crashed into a school bus on a level crossing between Millas and Saint-Féliu-d'Amont in the Arrondissement of Perpignan. Six pupils were killed and 24 others were injured.[57]

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  • January 11 - Canada - 2019 Westboro station bus crash: A double-decker bus crashed on approach to Westboro Station by swerving and striking the bus shelter at the station. Part of the upper deck of the bus was torn off on impact, killing three people on board, as well as injuring 23 others.
  • April 17 - Portugal - 2019 Madeira bus crash: A tour bus carrying German tourists plunged off a road on Madeira island, killing 29 people and injuring 27.

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