Among those named in the lawsuit is Concentra, a Texas-based healthcare corporation which provides commercial driver certifications. According to the lawsuit, Concentra overlooked multiple seizures suffered by 67-year-old Glenn Chappell before clearing him to drive.
Federal investigators have previously stated that Chappell’s history of seizures combined with his diabetes and hypertension should have disqualified him from operating a commercial vehicle under both state and federal law.
The lawsuit also names Chappell’s employer, AAAfordable Transportation, and its owners, Tracy and Aliyu Dabo.
The crash occurred November 1 when a school bus operated by Chappell struck a Ford Mustang before veering into oncoming traffic and colliding with a Maryland Transit Administration bus.
The crash resulted in Chappell’s death as well as the deaths of the MTA bus driver and four passengers on board the MTA bus. An additional 11 people were injured in the crash.
Fortunately, no students were aboard the school bus when the crash occurred.
The following information is provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA):