Deadly CT Bus Accident Investigation Continues

The bus that recently crashed, taking the life of a Rocky Hill, CT student, was taken off the road months before the accident occurred.  The bus was briefly taken out of service but its driving status was reinstated when the shop manager for the bus barn issued a written statement that claimed that the faulty brakes and other safety issues had been resolved.
Though the DMV routinely accepts these statements and does not require further proof of repair the company that maintains the fleet of buses has come under fire for lying about repairs.  Last year, Specialty Transportation and Autumn Transportation were cited for submitting a false report to the DMV and filing a false statement.  These citations were issued after inspectors found that work reported to be done on the buses was not completed.
Even though the charges were cleared before this month’s collision the honesty and integrity of companies that provide buses for hundreds of children have come under fire.  Both companies were already on an informal “watch list” because of ongoing problems repairing their buses.
The attorneys and staff at Glass, Lebovitz, Kasheta & Bren would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the family of Vikas Parikh, who was killed during the accident.

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