Ophadell Williams

Bus Driver In Deadly Bronx Crash Not Guilty Of All Charges Except OneOphadell 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.
Verdict Reached In Manslaughter Trial Of Bus Driver Ophadell WilliamsWilliams 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.
Jury Deliberations Expected To Begin In Trial Of Ophadell WilliamsOphadell 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.
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."
Witness: Driver In Fatal 2011 Bronx Tour Bus Crash Was Straddling Lanes, Driving ErraticallyIn 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.
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.
NTSB: Bronx Tour Bus Crash 'One Of The Deadliest' Ever InvestigatedWhile 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."
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.
WCBS 880 Tri-State Top 11 Of 2011: No. 10 – Tour Bus CrashesA 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.
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.
Official Proposes New Safety Measures For Tour BusesTransportation 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.
NTSB: Casino Tour Bus Not Hit Before Fatal Bronx Crash That Killed 15Inspectors 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.
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