The Cincinnati bus crash this weekend is now at the center of an investigation as authorities try to piece together what actually happened. The bus flipped onto its side and slid into a cornfield where it came to rest. According to UPI News on Sept. 16, the investigators were checking the brakes on the bus today, but a few passengers seemed to think the driver might have had a medical incident before the crash.
When the rescuers got to the bus, the driver was “conscious and alert,” but a passenger on the bus said it looked as though the driver was “slumped over” and a woman was yelling at him to “wake up” right before the bus left the highway, hit a tree and then fell on its side, sliding into the cornfield.
The driver voluntarily gave up his blood for a test, he is a long time Greyhound Bus driver with 15 years of experience and a “clean” driving record. One witness said that she though he was experiencing some type of medical problem when the bus accident occurred.
The bus is getting a thorough inspection from its brakes to its other mechanical devices. The bus had recently undergone an annual inspection, so it got a clean bill of health not too long ago. Investigators will also watch the bus’s on board video in hopes of grabbing some clues off of it that will help in their investigation.