HIGHWAY SPECIAL INVESTIGATION REPORT: SELECTIVE MOTORCOACH ISSUES

This report contains the findings of a special investigation conducted as a result of two fatal motorcoach accidents. In the first accident, on October 14, 1995, two passengers sustained fatal injuries, 13 sustained serious injuries, and 26 received minor injuries when a 1989 Eagle motorcoach operated by Hammond Yellow Coach Line, Inc., overturned upon entering an Interstate 70 exit ramp in Indianapolis, Indiana. In the second accident, on July 29, 1997, one passenger sustained fatal injuries, the driver and 3 passengers sustained serious injuries, and 28 passengers sustained minor injuries when a 1985 Transportation Manufacturing Corporation (TMC) motorcoach operated by Rite-Way Transportation, Inc., drifted off the side of Interstate 95 near Stony Creek, Virginia, and down an embankment into the Nottoway River, where it came to rest on its left side, partially submerged in water. From its investigation, the Safety Board identified safety issues in the following areas: busdriver fatigue, Office of Motor Carriers safety rating methodology, emergency egress, and passenger safety briefings.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 62 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00764858
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB/SIR-99/01,, Notation 7108A
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1999 12:00AM