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Coach driver in N.Y. crash found not guilty of manslaughter

Ophadell Williams, the tour bus driver in a New York collision that killed 15 people last year, was acquitted of manslaughter and negligent homicide. He was found guilty on one count of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Bus driver convicted in Va. crash

Sky Express coach driver Kin Yiu Cheung received four counts of involuntary manslaughter in a crash last year that killed four and injured dozens. Crash survivors told the judge that Cheung’s erratic driving lasted for an hour before he nodded off at the wheel and lost control of the bus.

Rogue coach operator at it again

Just one month after being shut down by the FMCSA due to its involvement in a well-publicized collision that killed four passengers, Sky Express defied the order, putting its buses back in service. Meanwhile, another rash of motorcoach accidents is getting media coverage. How do these “chameleons” get away with it?

Paying The Price For Going Rogue

In light of recent motorcoach collisions caused by unsafe operators, federal agencies and one state in particular are concentrating their efforts to get the bad guys off the road.

FMCSA shuts down rogue operator

Complaint states that the owner of the bus company involved in a fatal accident last week, Cayetano Martinez of Los Angeles, had previously been shut down by FMCSA, only to attempt to "reincarnate himself as a new carrier" and unsuccessfully attempted to gain US DOT operating authority under a new name.