Update: GPS Did Not Warn bus Driver of Danger of Overpass
This story is an update on the bus crash we reported on earlier this week.
The driver of the bus was from out of state. He was driving a charter bus full of high school students when he crashed into an overpass on a Long Island Parkway. He was using a non-commercial GPS device that didn’t let him know about the hazard.
The accident was easily preventable, and it left two passengers seriously injured, the police said.
State police Major David Candelaria said the driver didn’t even slow down before hitting into the overpass. The overpass bans buses and other commercial vehicles from going under it because it is too low.
The driver of the bus didn’t have a high-tech warning system. This warning system is being installed by the Department of Transportation and would use electronic sensors to detect any buses or trucks and warn them.
There is a sigh before the overpass that warns of the low clearance.
Police have still not determined if the driver, Troy Gaston from Pennsylvania, would be charged for the incident.
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