An investigation by CNN into the practices of one of the country’s largest – and most trusted – charter bus companies reveals the firm appears not to adhere as close to safety guidelines as it purports.
The analysis was prompted by a horrific bus accident in October 2013 in Pennsylvania. The Greyhound bus was headed from New York to Cleveland when it crashed into the rear of a tractor-trailer. Hours before, those climbing aboard in New York recalled the driver’s eyes appeared red and bleary. Another passenger said he watched horrified as the driver dozed off at the wheel. A motorist trailing a few vehicles behind watched as the bus drifted across lanes. Later, he would tell reporters, “I remember thinking, ‘They are going to kill somebody.’ ”
The force of the crash resulted in one passenger death and dozens of injuries. Including one of those injured, an 18-year-old aspiring opera singer whose voice box was crushed. She can no longer sing. Continue reading