Mechanical Defects Not A Cause In Baltimore Bus Crash
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
Federal investigators ruled out mechanical defects as the cause of the
bus crash last week. Last week, six people were killed when a school bus plowed
into an MTA bus in Southwest Baltimore. Federal investigators are now
looking into the possibility of a medical emergency as the cause of the
crash. Officials released last week that it was discovered the school
bus driver had been on medication for seizures.
Authorities are now exploring whether the 67-year-old suffered a medical
emergency when he was driving the morning of the crash. The school bus
driver rear-ended a Ford Mustang on Frederick Avenue and then crashed
into a Maryland Transit Administration bus. Officials say the school bus
did not brake before impact and there was no sign of mechanical defect.
The school bus driver died along with the MTA driver and four passengers
on the MTA bus. Officials say eleven others were injured in the crash.
Officials are now examining the school bus driver’s medical history.
Investigators have also found that the school bus driver passed a recent
physical but failed to disclose a Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration
document showing he lost his commercial driving privileges. The National
Transportation Safety Board has teamed up with police to investigate.
A crucial key to understanding what happened is to speak to the aide who
was on the bus and survived the crash. Police have yet to speak with her
or her attorney.
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