NTSB: Driver in Fatal Baltimore Bus Crash Has History of Crashes, Seizures

CBS NEWS reported that national investigators said the driver of a Baltimore school bus that careened into a transit bus, killing six people, including himself, was speeding, had a history of previous crashes and had a seizure the week before.

Glen Chappell was driving about 57 mph in a 30-mph zone—nearly twice the speed limit— when he struck a Ford Mustang from behind before colliding with an oncoming Maryland Transit Administration bus last month, according to the National Transportation Safety Board’s initial report.

Chappell was driving the school bus for AAAfordable LLC of Baltimore, which held a contract with Baltimore City Public Schools. No children were on board at the time of the crash.

The transit bus driver and four passengers were also killed. Eleven people sustained injuries.

Incident reports referencing Chappell’s previous crashes and other problematic issues said Chappell had “seizure-like episodes,” and had a seizure just a week before the Nov. 1 crash.

In addition, while Chappell had a medical certificate allowing him to drive the school bus, he had not filed it with the Maryland Vehicle Administration, which made it illegal for him to be driving the bus, the report said.

Last modified onWednesday, 07 December 2016 12:45