A Cincinnati bus crash in Ohio that had 35 people injured as a result of a Greyhound bus overturning and crashing into a tree has not yet had a cause determined, officials state, though a blood test has been performed on the driver for any possible illegal substances in his system. Both state investigators and federal examiners are completing a full investigation into the Greyhound bus, trying to find whether any vehicle issues may be to blame for the frightening accident, UPI.com reports this Monday, Sept. 16.
The Cincinnati bus crash this Saturday morning has particularly led the Ohio State Highway Patrol and police officers to look into the driver’s potential role into the injurious, but not life-threatening, crash. The driver, who was one of the 35 people hurt when the bus crashed into a tree and fence before rolling to a halt in an open field, was still said to be “alert and conscious” by the time authorities made it to the scene.
Dwayne Garrett, a 64-year-old male, has since willingly taken a blood test in order to prove that he was not under the influence of any illegal substances at the time of the car crash, roughly 25 miles north of Cincinnati.
“We’re still putting together pieces of the puzzle,” said Highway Patrol Lt. Edward Mejia. “We haven’t determined the cause.”
While the Greyhound bus involved in the Cincinnati bus crash had its yearly proper inspection taken, investigators in Ohio still performed a full exam of the bus’s underneath mechanical systems and brakes this Monday afternoon.
The bus headed for Detroit was said to overturn a little bit after 4 a.m. on I-75, landing in a stray cornfield. No charges have yet been filed against the driver, while the investigation is also determining whether the crash was a full accident or partly at fault due to the driver.