Updated: Tire blowout likely cause of N.Y. tour bus accident

Posted on July 18, 2011

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A tour bus accident, which killed two people and injured 35, three seriously, was likely caused by a tire blowout according to officials, the AP reported. The driver of the Niagara Falls-bound bus, owned by Bedore Tours of North Tonawanda near Buffalo, lost control of the bus Sunday and ran off the road into the woods near Avoca, 55 miles south of Rochester. To read the full story, click here.

On Tuesday, reported an accident reconstruction investigation supported the preliminary indication that the vehicle's right front tire blew out and sent the bus veering out of control, according to the commissioner of the state Department of Transportation. The investigation also found that there was no use of drugs or alcohol. To read the full story, click here.


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