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Ophadell Williams in court on Dec. 7, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)

Bus Driver In Deadly Bronx Crash Not Guilty Of All Charges Except One

Ophadell Williams was cleared of the most serious charges against him in connection with the March 12, 2011 crash. He was found guilty of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the 3rd degree.

12/07/2012

Ophadell Williams (credit: CBS 2)

Verdict Reached In Manslaughter Trial Of Bus Driver Ophadell Williams

Williams was driving a tour bus from a Connecticut casino to Chinatown on March 12, 2011, when his bus veered off I-95 in the Bronx, and slammed into a signpost.

12/06/2012

Ophadell Williams (credit: CBS 2)

Jury Deliberations Expected To Begin In Trial Of Ophadell Williams

Ophadell Williams was driving a tour bus on a return trip to Chinatown from a Connecticut casino when the bus overturned and slammed into a pole on Interstate 95 in March, 2011.

11/27/2012

Ophadell Williams (credit: CBS 2)

Survivor Who Lost Both Arms In Deadly Bronx Bus Crash Testifies In Driver’s Trial

Ren Yao, 63, said Thursday, “I just felt like everything was coming over me and the person who was sitting next to me just disappeared and I couldn’t say anything.”

10/18/2012

Ophadell Williams (credit: CBS 2)

Witness: Driver In Fatal 2011 Bronx Tour Bus Crash Was Straddling Lanes, Driving Erratically

In day two of testimony, Sonia Barlow of Old Saybrook told the court she and her husband observed the World Wide Tours bus swerving and straddling lanes.

10/04/2012

Ophadell Williams (credit: CBS 2)

Trial Under Way For Ophadell Williams, Driver Charged In Fatal 2011 Bronx Tour Bus Crash

Assistant District Attorney Gary Weil said a tour bus driver’s “reckless behavior” caused a crash that killed 15 people in the Bronx last year.

09/27/2012

NTSB investigators examine the damage to the tour bus after it crashed on March 12, 2011 in the Bronx. (credit: NTSB)

NTSB: Bronx Tour Bus Crash ‘One Of The Deadliest’ Ever Investigated

While presenting a report on the March 12, 2011 accident in Washington on Monday, NTSB Chairman Debbie Hersman said the 2011 crash was “dramatic” and “deadly.”

06/05/2012

Bus crash on Interstate-95 in the Bronx on Saturday, March 12, 2011 (credit: CBS 2)

Feds: 26 Unsafe Bus Companies From NY, Other States Shut Down For Safety Violations

In what’s being called the “largest single safety crackdown” of the motor coach industry, federal officials have shut down 26 bus operations that transport more than 1,800 passengers a day along Interstate 95 from New York to Florida for safety violations.

05/31/2012

Bus crash on Interstate-95 in the Bronx on Saturday, March 12, 2011 (credit: CBS 2)

WCBS 880 Tri-State Top 11 Of 2011: No. 10 – Tour Bus Crashes

A night of fun and gambling at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut ended with fifteen dead on I-95 on the Bronx – Westchester County Line, but the death didn’t end there.

12/27/2011

Ophadell Williams (credit: CBS 2)

Driver In Fatal Bronx Bus Crash Pleads Not Guilty To Manslaughter Charges

“He could have taken steps, which would have avoided this great tragedy,” Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson said.

09/01/2011

Bus crash on Interstate-95 in the Bronx on Saturday, March 12, 2011 (credit: CBS 2)

Official Proposes New Safety Measures For Tour Buses

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was proposing tougher penalties for rogue tour bus operators and policy changes to make it easier to put them out of business.

05/05/2011

Ophadell Williams

NTSB: Casino Tour Bus Not Hit Before Fatal Bronx Crash That Killed 15

Inspectors found no evidence that the tour bus that crashed last month, killing 15 people on their way home from a casino, was clipped by a tractor-trailer before it swerved and tipped over, federal regulators said Friday.

04/15/2011

Ophadell Williams (credit: CBS 2)

NTSB: Tour Bus In Fatal Bronx Crash Was Going Almost 78 MPH

During a Senate Committee Hearing on motor coach safety, the NTSB chairman said a tour bus involved in a crash in The Bronx that killed 15 people on March 12 was barreling down the highway.

03/31/2011

Taylor (AP), New Jersey snow (CBS 2), Martinez (Handout)

The Week In Review: Taylor Sentenced, Bus Driver Speaks & Winter Flashback

This week in the Tri-State area, we saw the continuing fallout from the Bronx bus crash that left 15 people dead, witnessed an unprecedented prosecution of ACS workers and received another visit from an unwelcome guest — old man winter.

03/27/2011

School Bus

Two Queens Bus Drivers Accused Of Getting Licenses Using Fake Names, Social Security Numbers

Two school bus drivers in Queens have been arrested as part of a statewide crackdown on bus drivers following the horrific crash in the Bronx two weeks ago that left 15 people dead.

03/24/2011

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