Lack of Markings Caused 2016 Fatal California Bus Crash, Report Shows

March 30, 2017

Federal investigators say inadequate highway markings caused a fatal Greyhound bus crash in California last year that killed two people and injured 13 others, including the driver.

The National Transportation Safety Board said in a report Tuesday that the lack of reflective warning markers on U.S. Highway 101 made the bus driver think he was in the connector lane when he was actually heading straight into a concrete barrier.

The NTSB says the California Department of Transportation did not properly mark the area separating the two lanes.

Caltrans didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment.

The bus was heading from Los Angeles to San Jose on the morning of Jan. 19, 2016, when it plowed into safety barrels and flipped on its side on the rain-soaked highway, ejecting the two women who died in the crash.

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