In a published report, attorney Sean H. Rooney said Ophadell Williams was in control of the bus until a tractor-trailer veered toward it on a highway. He said the driver claims he lost control after swerving to avoid the truck.
Andrew Finkelstein, the attorney for 74-year-old Yuke Cho Lo said his client was “seeking significant damages” after sustaining a head injury and having multiple surgeries.
The bus was headed from Quebec to Boston and filled with 25 people, most of them Korean citizens on a sightseeing trip. Police said the driver lost control and the bus rolled down an embankment.
On Monday the driver in the tragic tour bus crash that killed 15 people in the Bronx broke his silence. Ophadell Williams said outside of his home in Brooklyn that he’s having a difficult time.
By Philip J. Victor, CBSNewYork.com The week in the Tri-State area was one marked by tragic deaths and safety concerns. Two New York police officers were killed in very different incidents. A New York City […]
Two recent fatal tour bus crashes originating from Chinatown has put the spotlight on the fleets of inexpensive buses plying the highways of the Northeast.
State officials have suspended the license of the driver of the tour bus that crashed in the Bronx on Saturday, amid new questions about whether he should have even been issued a license to drive a bus.
Authorities are trying to determine what led to Saturday’s tour bus crash in The Bronx that killed 15 people, and are going interviewing driver Ophadell Williams.