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NTSB: Mechanical failure caused fatal Seattle crash

Motorcoach| November 17, 2016

Improper manufacturing by Ride the Ducks International, the vehicle manufacturer, and inadequate maintenance by Ride the Ducks of Seattle, the vehicle owner and operator, resulted in the axle failure that subsequently led to the loss of vehicle control.

Worn tires may have played role in fatal Calif. motorcoach crash, NTSB says

Motorcoach| October 27, 2016

NTSB officials added they will continue to investigate vehicle conditions as well as driver histories to determine what caused the accident, but cautioned that it could take at least a year for a full picture to emerge.

Motorcoach| May 19, 2016

Texas bus involved in fatal crash only had seat belts in first row

The OGA Charters bus crashed Saturday north of Laredo in rainy conditions, killing eight and injuring 44 more passengers. No other vehicles were involved.

Security and Safety | November 23, 2015

Synthetic drug use caused bus crash that killed Texas students, NTSB says

Also determines that contributing to the severity of the crash was the fact that, although the bus was equipped with seat belts in all seating positions, none of the passengers wore the restraints.

Bus| September 23, 2014

Bus co. in Del. crash had safety violations

The New York-based tour bus company involved in Sunday's crash that killed two women and injured 48 east of Red Lion had been cited in July for working a driver too many hours, and collected 18 safety violations since August 2012, federal records show.
Bus| July 22, 2014

Most Calif. bus crash victims died of smoke inhalation, coroner says

Most of the victims killed in a fiery crash in Northern California between a college-bound bus and a FedEx freight truck in April survived the initial impact, only to die from smoke inhalation as a fire tore through the carriage.
Motorcoach| March 25, 2014

Va. bus crash kills 1, injures 16

An American Transportation bus hit a guardrail and overturned along Interstate 95 before dawn on Sunday. Witnesses reported that a speeding passenger vehicle swerved into the bus’s travel lane and the bus swerved to avoid it.
Motorcoach| July 3, 2013

Calif. lawmaker introduces motorcoach safety bill

The bill would require the U.S. DOT to review pre-trip inspection procedures for brake adjustment and issue a new rule in three years, develop minimum performance standards and allow law enforcement to conduct en route inspections.
Motorcoach| April 9, 2013

Oregon DOT named in tour bus crash lawsuit

Follows a coach crash last December that killed nine and injured 38. Claims of ODOT’s negligence include failure to equip the stretch of Interstate 84 with barriers strong enough to prevent the bus from leaving the roadway and not adequately plowing and sanding the freeway.
Motorcoach| April 1, 2013

Coach driver in Pa. crash had no drugs, alcohol in system

Toxicology tests showed that the Johnstown tour bus driver who crashed on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, killing the Seton Hill University women's lacrosse coach, her unborn child and himself, also had no prior medical condition. The driver died of blunt force trauma at the scene.

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