tour bus crash
Two Italian citizens – one of them a pharmacist on the way to his honeymoon – and a bus driver from New York City were identified Thursday as the victims of a deadly eastern Pennsylvania highway crash involving a tour bus and a tractor-trailer.
Three people were killed Wednesday, and more than a dozen were hospitalized, when a tour bus headed from New York City crashed head on into a semi-trailer truck in the Pocono Mountain region in Pennsylvania.
There was a rush to rescue dozens of teenagers after a bus crashed into scaffolding on the West Side on Thursday morning. One by one, the teens were helped out through a window.
There were calls Monday night for the federal government to shut down a bargain bus service especially popular with college students.
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.
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.
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.
The NY State Department of Correctional Services says Ophadell Williams, 40, was convicted of manslaughter for his role in a 1990 stabbing and served just over two years.
Passengers and witnesses told investigators that the driver’s account of getting clipped by a tractor-trailer didn’t match up to what they felt and saw.