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