Tierra Santa, Inc. Bus Crash, near Phoenix, Arizona – March 5, 2010
In a preventable bus crash, the bus driver lost control and swerved several times before rolling the bus, killing six and injuring 16. After this bus crash it was found that the bus company, Tierra Santa Inc., had been operating illegally without insurance for nearly a year after being denied authorization to act as an interstate carrier. The company also had a long track record of safety violations, fines, and out of service orders that had been ignored over the years. This bus company falls into a category that is often referred to as “reincarnated” operators, which will apply for operational status using false information after being ordered off the road for safety violations. Sadly, the federal authorities do nothing to ensure these companies remain off the road once they issue an order to cease operations. This lack of oversight allows such perilous companies to begin operations again under different names and addresses. Sadly, it is paying passengers and the general public that gets harmed when scoff law operators are permitted to get away with this murderous conduct.
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