Here we go again, yet another bus crash carrying tourists is rear-ended by a tractor trailer killing one and injuring 30. Questions remain how did this turn pleasure trip go terribly wrong? What was the cause of this rear end collision? Was it excessive speed that lead to this deadly accident?
It has been suggested that driver fatigue suspected in this tour bus crash. It starting to get to the point where tourist are questioning that trip. Especially after the recent bus crashes that have left many injured and some dead. Driver need to be cautious, and really consider tractor trailer accident statistics.
We see large trucks on the highways that overpower the road with size and power. Drivers need to be alert when they see an 18-wheeler. Accidents can happen in a blink of an eye at any time, it is better to be safe than sorry.
JUNIUS PONDS, N.Y., July 22 (UPI) — A tractor-trailer rear ended a bus carrying tourists near Waterloo Premium Outlets on the New York State Thruway, killing one and injuring 30, officials said.
The 1:30 a.m. Friday accident left the driver of the truck, Timothy Hume, 59, of Dryden, Mich., dead at the scene, The (Syracuse) Post-Standard reported.
Two victims were flown by helicopter to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, and 15 others were transported by ambulance and 13 by private vehicle to area hospitals, state police Major Mark A. Koss said.
A soldier from Fort Drum helped get the 52 passengers and driver off the bus, which was en route from Welland, Ontario, Canada, to New York, Koss said.
The truck Hume was driving carried 14,000 pounds of automotive ball bearings. The bus and truck caught fire as a result of the accident and the bus was fully engulfed in flames when rescue crews arrived.