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Bad Brakes May be to Blame for Fatal Bus Crash

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Baisha Kreuzer5 years ago

According to a report by Fox News, the death count from last weekend’s tour bus collision in California has risen to eight; meanwhile, officials speculate that faulty brakes may be to blame for the accident.

Tour Bus Crashed into Sedan, Flipped

  • The accident occurred on State Route 38, north of Yucaipa, California on February 3, 2013.
  • According to reports, the bus rear-ended a sedan, flipped and skidded on its side before being struck by a pickup truck coming from the opposite direction.
  • 8 people were killed; another 32 were injured in the crash.

 Bus Had Maintenance Problems

  • According to reports, just before the crash, the driver yelled that the brakes had failed and directed passengers to call 911.  
  • Authorities are now checking the brakes and other equipment on the bus to determine if maintenance issues contributed to the accident.
  • According to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) records, the bus had 22 safety violations last year- including brake, windshield, and tire problems.
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