World Wide Tours
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.
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.
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.”
New York Sen. Charles Schumer is asking the federal government to post letter grades for discount tour bus companies so consumers will be able to easily see the companies’ safety records.
Relatives of last week’s fatal bus crash in the Bronx returned to the accident scene for a Buddhist ceremony on Saturday morning.
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.
A bus returning from a Connecticut casino Saturday scraped along a guard rail, tipped on its side and slammed into a pole along Interstate 95. that left 14 people dead and many others injured.