World Wide Tours

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

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Schumer Wants Bus Safety Grades In Wake Of Series Of Deadly Crashes

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.

06/19/2011

Victim's family members participate in a Buddhist service at the location of a tour bus crash that left fifteen people dead, Saturday, March 19, 2011 in the Bronx. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)

Relatives Return To Scene Of Fatal Bus Crash For Ceremony

Relatives of last week’s fatal bus crash in the Bronx returned to the accident scene for a Buddhist ceremony on Saturday morning.

03/19/2011

Feds Talking To Driver In Fatal Bronx Bus Crash

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.

03/15/2011

Bronx-Westchester Fatal Bus Crash

Cuomo Asks For Inquiry On How Driver In Bronx Bus Crash Got License

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.

03/14/2011

Bronx-Westchester Fatal Bus Crash

Officials To Analyze Cameras, Control Module & GPS In Deadly Bus Crash

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.

03/13/2011

Bronx-Westchester Fatal Bus Crash

Horrific Bus Crash Kills 14 On Bronx-Westchester Border

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.

03/12/2011