NTSB to release final report on Caroline Co tour bus crash
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTVR) – More than a year after a horrific tour bus crash on I-95 in Caroline County killed four and injured dozens,the National Transportation and Safety Board is preparing to announce their final report on the accident, and its impact on the industry.
An NTSB spokesman confirmed to CBS 6 today that the findings will be revealed at a board meeting in Washington, D.C. on July 31. At the same meeting, the agency will also announce new safety precautions instituted since the accident took place on May 31, 2011.
Bus driver Kin Yiu Cheung admitted to falling asleep at the wheel. His trial on four counts of involuntary manslaughter is slated to begin Nov. 8. In the months following the crash Cheung’s name was connected to a driving school scam that helped Chinatown tour bus drivers cheat on their exams.
Zhao Jian Chen, the dispatcher who Cheung says told him he would be fired if he didn’t take the shift, is facing similar charges in October.