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Sleep Apnea, Fatigue Were Causes In Fatal CA Bus Crash

Posted on November 1, 2017
When making travel arrangements that involve driving long distances, be sure to get enough rest the night before and take breaks as needed. (Creative Commons U.S. Air Force illustration by Staff Sgt. Jamal D. Sutter/Released)
When making travel arrangements that involve driving long distances, be sure to get enough rest the night before and take breaks as needed. (Creative Commons U.S. Air Force illustration by Staff Sgt. Jamal D. Sutter/Released)

WASHINGTON, D.C.  -- The National Transportation Safety Board determined Oct. 31 the probable cause of a fatal 2016 collision between a motorcoach and tractor-trailer truck near Palm Springs, Calif., was the California Department of Transportation's inadequate transportation management plan for stopping highway traffic near utility work, coupled with fatigue related to undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea and inaction by a driver due to fatigue.

WorkersCompensation.com article here

Los Angeles Times article here

LCT related article: How To Know When Your Drivers Should Eat And Sleep

Related Topics: bus crash, California operators, driver fatigue, driver safety, fatalities, motorcoach operators, motorcoaches, National Transportation Safety Board, passenger safety

Comments ( 1 )
  • Anthony

     | about 10 months ago

    So this company has just managed to raise all coach operators rates by running a charter service with complete disregard to costumers safety !!!! The familes lost their loved ones and their lifes changed foreever thanks to this clown operator

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