HIGHWAY ACCIDENT REPORT WILMETH CATTLE COMPANY TRUCK/BRIDGE/TRANSPORTATION ENTERPRISES, INC., NUS, U.S. 60-84 FORT SUMNER, NEW MEXICO DECEMBER 26, 1972
The report describes and analyzes a crash involving a cattle truck (tractor-semitrailer) and a schoolbus-type vehicle at a narrow-bridge site in New Mexico. While the truckdriver was trying to provide enough space on the bridge for his vehicle and an oncoming bus to meet and pass safely, he misjudged his position on the road. His tractor-semitrailer struck the bridge rail and posts and jackknifed. The bus struck the tractor, the tractor separated from the trailer, and the trailer then impacted the bus and crushed it rearward. Nineteen of the 34 persons in the bus, including the busdriver, were killed; the other 15 persons were all injured.
Washington, DC United States 20594
- Publication Date: 1974-2-27
- Pagination: 40 p.
- Accession Number: 00057030
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB-HAR-74-1, HS-014 778
- Files: HSL, NTIS
- Created Date: Jul 22 1974 12:00AM