Concerns over bus safety growing after 2 fatal crashes
As federal investigators question one of the drivers involved in one of two deadly tour bus crashes in the past few days, concerns are growing over the safety of luxury tour buses.
Investigators have been questioning Ophadell Williams for any information about his whereabouts in the hours before the bus he was driving crashed on the Bronx/Westchester border, killing 15 people. Williams was driving a group of people from the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut to Chinatown when he crashed early Sunday morning. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says that he wants to know how Williams, a two-time convicted felon who has had his driving privileges suspended for speeding and unlicensed driving, could wind up with a commercial driving license.
Meanwhile, investigators are now looking at the possibility of a blown tire as the cause of a second crash that killed two people Monday night after a bus struck a guardrail on the New Jersey Turnpike on a trip from Chinatown to Philadelphia.
The NTSB is now analyzing both crashes to determine if new safety technology could have prevented any of the resulting injuries.
Driver of tour bus to be interviewed by investigators