Charter Bus Driver In Fatal Crash Had Not Slept Well

Posted on August 3, 2016

The man behind the wheel of a charter bus when it plowed into a signpost and killed five people had been distraught over the loss of his wife and hadn’t been sleeping well, family said.

The Auto Buses Coordinados USA charter bus that had departed Monday from Mexico made a stop in Los Angeles and was en route to Washington state with about 30 passengers on board.

New York Daily News article here

LCT driver fatigue coverage here

Related Topics: accidents, bus crash, California operators, charter and tour operators, driver fatigue, driver safety, fatalities, motorcoaches, passenger safety

Comments ( 1 )
  • Anthony

     | about 3 years ago

    The company that owns the bus also had over 44 safety violations. These bus accidents are out of control .the bus insurance needs to have a different policy rating for company that runs old buses and should be charged a fee for any safety violations, otherwise all across the board all bus charter companies will pay higher rates for these clown operators

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