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California Bus Crash (2014)

Gaps in safety rules contributed to deaths, injuries in Orland bus crash

Gaps in safety rules contributed to deaths, injuries in Orland bus crash

Though unable to determine the cause of a fiery Northern California bus collision that killed five local high school students last year, federal investigators concluded Tuesday that inadequate safety standards hampered the evacuation of the burning motor coach and contributed to the deaths and injuries of passengers. After a 15-month investigaton, the National Transportation Safety Board could not explain why a FedEx truck driver veered across Interstate 5 near Orland north of Sacramento in April 2014 and slammed head-on into a Silverado Stages bus full of students traveling from Los Angeles to an orientation at Humboldt State University in Arcata. The board found, however, that...

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