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NTSB Releases New Info in Deadly Baltimore School Bus Crash


The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released new details and photos which provide further insight into a deadly collision between a Baltimore school bus and an MTA bus that occurred more than a year ago.

New Details Includes 2,000 Pages of Documents and Photos Aftermath

According to CBS-WJZ, the fatal crash occurred on November 1, 2016, killing six and injuring at least a dozen others. Several survivors were left traumatized following the violent crash.

Investigators found that the driver of the school bus, Glenn Chappell, had a history of seizures and other medical conditions that should have prevented him from driving a commercial vehicle. They also found that he had been involved in several other crashes prior to the crash and that only eight days prior, coworkers had contacted 911 because they believed he was suffering a seizure.

The new report reveals that Chappell failed to report any medical issues to certified medical examiners and had a habit of denying his medical history.

Currently, doctors are not required to report seizures like those suffered by Chappell to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration. The NTSB has suggested major reforms to the way the state vets school bus drivers.

Bus Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation:

  • There were 4,311 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes in 2015, which was an 8 percent increase from the previous year.
  • From 2005 to 2015, intercity buses accounted for 13 percent, and school buses and transit buses accounted for 41 percent and 33 percent, respectively, of all buses involved in crashes that were fatal.
  • Between 2014 and 2015, the number of buses involved in crashes that caused fatalities increased from 236 to 261, which is an increase of 11 percent.

Contact an Experienced Bus Accident Attorney

If you or your child have been injured in a bus accident, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our team of experienced bus accident attorneys are available to evaluate your claim 24/7, nights and weekends. Thomas J. Henry has the financial resources and the track record of winning that you need in a law firm. Contact us today for a free case review. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide.

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