Records Indicate Bus Company in California Accident Cited Repeatedly

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More information is emerging about the mysterious bus company that allegedly operated the bus involved in the deadly accident in San Bernardino County.

More information is emerging about the mysterious bus company that allegedly operated the bus involved in the deadly accident in San Bernardino County.  It now appears that the company, National City-based Scapadas Magicas has a dubious safety history.

Officials were able to identify that the bus was being operated by the company, because of a Department of Transportation identification number that linked it to the National City-based company.  According to the Los Angeles Times, this is a small company that has 3 drivers, and a checkered safety history, with numerous safety violations.

The company, according to the Los Angeles Times, has been cited several times over the past couple of years for safety violations, including problems with brakes and tires.  According to federal authorities, as many as 75% of motor coach carriers in the same class have a much better safety record.  That means that this bus company is at the bottom of the heap as far as safety is concerned.

In fact, the bus carrier’s safety record is so bad that the Department of Transportation had placed the company on a high-priority watch list, which included buses of this company at the top of the list for inspections and interventions.

That the bus company has such a long history of serious safety violations is not really surprising to California bus accident lawyers.  It has been strange to see that the company has not come out with a statement on this accident, or to express any kind of concern for the victims and their families.  It is already more than 24 hours since the accident, and the lack of a formal response does not speak well for the kind of safety culture that exists at this company.

In the days ahead, the experienced bus accident attorneys at our firm will be monitoring new developments in the investigation and the release of more information about the safety record of the company.

 

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