A school bus driver in Westmoreland County, Pennsyvlania was killed after a coal truck slammed into the back of the bus while attempting to pick up a student, reports WPXI.com News.
The National Transportation Safety Board is urging the Maryland State Department of Education to conduct an independent and “objective examination” into the Baltimore City Public Schools bus driver qualification process following a fatal, head-on crash with a transit bus last fall.
The National Transportation Safety Board announced that Robert L. Sumwalt once again is the agency's vice chairman, taking over the spot on the board from fellow Member Bella Dinh-Zarr. He also replaces Dinh-Zarr as acting chairman as the nation's independent crash investigation agency awaits a full-time leader.
The National Transportation Safety Board released additional details on the Nov. 21 school bus crash that killed six students and injured 31 others, but the probable cause won’t be determined for months.
New federal rules attempt to raise safety standards for school bus drivers amid high-profile crashes but can do little to predict future behavior.