By: Sean Chalaki
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Driver Error Likely Caused Fatal Irving Bus Crash
Initial reports say the driver of the charter bus was responsible for the fatal crash in Irving killing three of the senior citizens on board as they were on their way to a casino trip in Oklahoma.
The Texas Department of Public Safety recently released a preliminary report on its investigation into the fatal accident, which made national news when it occurred on April 11, 2013. The charter bus, operated by Cardinal Coach Line, veered off the roadway in the mid-morning hours striking a concrete barrier and flipping over to its side, trapping senior citizens as onlookers rushed to the scene to help.
Three senior citizens were killed and more than 40 passengers were injured.
The preliminary report said the 65-year-old driver failed to maintain his lane which directly contributed to the crash. The report also said the driver tested negative for alcohol or drugs and no defect was found with the charter bus itself.
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