Friday, April 11, 2014

Investigators Stumped Why Wrong Way Kamikaze FedEx Truck Hits School Charter Bus


Investigators Stumped Why Wrong Way Kamikaze FedEx Truck Hits School Charter Bus

California FedEx Truck Hits School Charter Bus --- ===

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casualties: 47 total, 10 killed, 37 injured. Suspect driver at fault, unknown motive April 10, 2014California FedEx Truck Hits School Charter Bus In Orland, north of Sacramento California, FedEx semi-trailer truck on Interstate 5 crossed the grassy median. It apparently swerved as it sideswiped another car and rammed into a charter bus carrying high school students visiting a Humboldt State College preview from Los Angeles. Witnesses in the car that was nearly hit say they saw flames beneath the cab as the truck was already on fire, but investigators could not find evidence of that. Both vehicles burst into flames, and both drivers were killed. 10 were killed and 36 or 37 were injured. No cause or motive for the crash was revealed, as authorities were considering a lack of sleep, medical problem or mechanical failure. The FedEx truck driver Tim Evans taking goods from Sacramento to Weed and back, and another driver said he had seen a similar accident near the same location before.

In 2015, the investigation concluded that the driver of the semi truck was at fault for crossing the median into oncoming traffic, but could not explain the reason for the dangerous and unsafe maneuver. The truck was found to have no mechanical faults. A suicidal attack was apparent not ruled out, or considered as a possibility as the most likely and simplest explanation.

Investigators were evidently not considering the possibility of a deliberate suicide or attack as in the case of 2013 Robert Dellinger deliberately drove his car across the median of a New Hampshire highway, killing 2 when it sheared off the top of another car. Officials noted that the truck sideswiped a small white sedan in front of the truck before it crossed the median and the NTSB observed no evidence of braking by the truck. Whatever swerving it did appears to be in order to HIT, not avoid the bus.
    FedEx Driver Crossed Median in ‘Unsafe’ Move in 2014 Fatal Orland Crash: CHP



    KRCR burning FedEx truck

    Analysis:

    When a Japanese airplane hits an aircraft carrier, or twin jetliners hit a tower, the motive is obvious, but when a truck crosses the centerline to hit a bus full of kids, nobody has a clue as to even one possible cause. FedEx or any trucks rarely cross the median to hit a bus.

    Similar incidents:

    A stolen truck is driven from Brazil to Argentina to drive into the wrong lane and crash into bus looks very much like a deliberate attack.  Casualties: 28 total, 18 killed, 10 injured February 8, 2014 27 Wrong Way Stolen Brazil Truck Hits Argentina Bus A truck which was stolen with Brazilian licence plates hauling garlic inexplicably steers into the wrong lane and rams a bus head-on in the Argentine province of Mendoza.  The bus was driving correctly and carrying 32. The 2 bus drivers were also killed

    December 7, 2013 Executive Cross Median for "suicide" but not murder: Former Exec Robert Dellinger Kills Couple Crossing NH Median in Suicide Attempt Former Fortune 500 executive Robert Dellinger told police he was only trying to kill himself when he drove his pickup truck across the grassy median of a highway and slammed into an SUV. It went airborne and sheared off the top of the other car, killing an expectant couple in connection with the crash, which killed 29-year-old Jason Timmons, 24-year-old Amanda Murphy, who was eight months pregnant and their unborn child, all from Vermont. Dellinger is charged with reckless manslaughter. Dellinger argued with his wife over his medications, left the house and began to drive around, growing despondent.

    Truck driver runs red light to kill hit a city bus and kill its driver, ends up nearly killed. casualties: 3 (1 dead, 2 injured including suspect, suspect not arrested or charged) June 13, 2013 Yousef Adhami Murders LA Bus Driver With Illegal Tow Truck At 5:00 a.m A Los Angeles Metro bus was struck by a tow truck that was speeding from a side street at 60 in a 30 zone through a red light. The crash killed bus driver Olivia Gamboa, and sent the tow truck into a 7-Eleven, injuring an employee, and sheared off a fire hydrant sending water into the air. The tow truck driver Yousef Adhami was hospitalized in critical condition, and was apparently neither arrested nor charged in the case despite that neither he nor this truck or company had a proper commercial driver's license for towing or an operating permit for the business.


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    Most Orland bus crash victims died of smoke inhalation, coroner says ...
    www.latimes.com/.../la-me-ln-coroner-orland-bus-crash-20140722...
    Los Angeles TimesJul 22, 2014 - At least 10 people were killed when a bus carrying Los Angeles-area high school students for a tour of Humboldt State University was struck head-on by a FedEx truck on Interstate 5 in Northern California. ... Most of the victims killed in a fiery crash in Northern California between a ...

    Another student's family sues FedEx in deadly Humboldt-bound bus ...
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    Los Angeles TimesMay 20, 2014 - The family of a Los Angeles student killed last month when the charter bus he was in was hit by a FedEx truck in Orland, Calif., is filing a ...
    Orland Bus Crash Survivor Testifies Before Senate | FOX40 KTXLJan 12, 2016 - The Senate Transportation and Housing Committee held a hearing Tuesday on SB 247 -- a bill that would increase safety standards for ...

    CHP: Mystery remains why driver crashed FedEx big rig into tour bus ... Los Angeles TimesMay 22, 2015 - The results of a 13-month California Highway Patrol investigation into a bus crash that killed 10 people in Orland were announced Wednesday. ... From the evidence, they said the FedEx truck was mechanically sound and Evans ... Authorities investigate the remnants of a big rig versus bus crash that took ...

    CHP: "No Conclusive Evidence" Why FedEx Driver Crashed Into Tour ... KNBCMay 22, 2015 - The California Highway Patrol said Friday that after a 13-month investigation ... A13-month-long investigation into a deadly bus crash with a FedEx ... in the crash on Interstate-5 near the Northern California city of Orland. ... The investigation into a crash that killed 10 people, including 5 high school students.

    Officials: Probe faults Elk Grove truck driver in deadly Orland crash ...
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    Christina Pascucci – May 22, 2015, 4:06 PM. The results of a 13-month California Highway Patrol investigation into a bus crash that killed 10 people in Orland were announced Wednesday, andauthorities said many questions remained unanswered. Christina Pascucci reports for the KTLA 5

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    www.dailynews724.com May 22, 2015 - The results of a 13-month California Highway Patrol investigation into a bus crash that killed 10 people in Orland were announced Wednesday, ...



    http://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/articles/truck_accidents/accident-lawyer-lawyers-accidents-articles-19698.html#comment
    , two eye witnesses claim they saw fire engulfing the rear of the power unit as it crossed the median before hitting the bus. Various pundits are speculating that the fire, if indeed present as the witnesses claim, may have been the underlying cause for the driver to lose control. Advocates for the banning of twin-rigs note that towing dual trailers adds a much heavier load to the power unit - the engine. The accident happened in California, a state known for high temperatures.

    Could the FedEx truck have become overheated, causing the fire? If there was a fire, could the flames have melted brake lines? While there were more than 145 feet of tire marks left from the coach bus as the driver, seeing the tractor trailer careening across the median, attempted to slow and swerve out of harm’s way given the truck’s trajectory - there were no tire marks showing that the FedEx driver tried to apply the brakes. If there was a fire, might the FedEx driver been overcome by smoke?

    Why has one obvious possible cause been apparently ruled out: a deliberate attack? There was a chicago truck driver that drove straight into a CTA train station claiming he blacked out just as he got off the freeway exit. One former fedex employee in Houston used his uniform to break into his sister's ex-wife's house and shoot the entire family. Another GA fedex worker went on a shooting rampage. A former executive in New Hampshire told police he deliberately was trying to kill himself when he crossed the median and crashed into an oncoming car. Everything in this story is consistent with a suicide attack. Nothing else makes much sense.

    NTSB: No evidence of pre-impact fire in bus crash
    bigstory.ap.org › California
    Associated Press
    Rosekind said a blood test of the FedEx truck driver could indicate whether ... On the day of the crash, the Sacramento-based driver delivered freight toWeed, ... high school students on a visit to a Northern California college.

    Driver of FedEx truck involved in fatal Orland bus crash named
    www.dailynews.com/.../driver-of-fedex-truck-in...‎
    Los Angeles Daily News4 days ago - Driver of FedEx truck involved in fatal Orland bus crash named ... Previously, on the day of the accident, had taken a load of freight to Weed, ...

    Truck Driver Safety Spotlighted after Orland Bus Crash - KTXL
    fox40.com/.../truck-driver-safety-spotlighted-after-orland-bus-cras...‎
    KTXL
    The trip FedEx truck driver Tim Evans was taking, from Sacramento toWeed and back, was grueling, even before it ended in the gruesome ..

    Deadly Northern California Bus Crash
    At least nine people were killed Thursday when a tour bus collided with a truck in Glenn County, California, said California Highway Patrol Officer Timothy Howath.


    VIDEO: “This was a horrific collision”


    UPDATE: Humboldt University Counselor Among the Dead


    WATCH: Witness Describes Horrific Bus Crash


    PHOTOS: 10 Die in Bus Crash, Images Capture Magnitude of Accident


    VIDEO: 10 People Now Confirmed Dead in Horrific Crash



    Read more: http://fox40.com/2014/04/14/truck-driver-safety-spotlighted-after-orland-bus-crash/#ixzz2z986lEDM


















  • he trip FedEx truck driver Tim Evans was taking, from Sacramento to Weed and back, was grueling, even before it ended in the gruesome Orland bus crash.

    “This vehicle obviously crossed the center reservation. It happened to me a couple of years ago in extremely heavy weather where a large truck did exactly the same thing, funny enough in the same area,” truck driver Ged Nash said.
    He took the same drive on Interstate 5 through Orland, on a different day. In his case, seconds saved him from a similar head on collision.
    “He came across the center reservation, just missed the front of me,” Nash said.
    The truck driver frequently makes a long haul from San Francisco to Oregon. The route is a similar distance to the one FedEx truck driver Tim Evans was taking.
    “My job is grueling. Very. Lack of sleep is a problem in this job
    Read more: http://fox40.com/2014/04/14/truck-driver-safety-spotlighted-after-orland-bus-crash/#ixzz2z98KH4EX

































  • FedEx driver in fatal bus crash had clean driving record ...

    www.sacbee.com/.../drivers-in-thursdays-crash-had....

    The Sacramento Bee
    3 days ago - The FedEx tractor-trailer driver in Thursday's fatal collision on Interstate 5 near ... State News · Jerry Brown · Marijuana · Budget · Prop 8 · Blogs/Columnists ...FedEx driver in Orland crash was Elk Grove man; truck may have been in ... Many of them would have been the first in their families to go to college.




















  • Orland bus crash: FedEx semi didn't brake before crash | 89.3 KPCC
    www.scpr.org/news/2014/.../orland-bus-crash-couple-says-fedex-truck-on-fire-...
    KPCCApr 12, 2014 - The remains of a FedEx truck, right, and bus, left, involved in Thursday's deadly crash are seen on trucks at the scene of the accident on April ...



    comments from axis of resistance:
    http://bostonherald.com/comments/1064137606#disqus_thread


      http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/national/west/2014/04/couple_truck_was_on_fire_before_deadly_bus_crash
      Bonnie Duran, who was driving, told KNBC-TV in Los Angeles that flames were coming from the lower rear of the truck cab.
      "I just looked to the left and there it was coming through right at me at an angle. I can tell I wasn't going to outrun him so I just kind of turned to the right and he hit me," she said.
      "It was in flames as it came through the median. ...It wasn't like the whole thing was engulfed, it was coming up wrapping around him."
      KNBC reported the Durans will be interviewed Saturday by the California Highway Patrol before flying home to suburban Seattle. A CHP spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
      Investigators have not mentioned the possibility that the truck was on fire before the crash. Police also initially said the sedan and truck were traveling in the same direction when the truck swerved to avoid the sedan.

      The FedEx driver should be recognized as a hero for swerving to spare the car and aim his burning truck straight towards the bus. I have no idea what happened here,but in New Hampshire an ex-executive also drove his car across the median to shear the top of a car and kill the couple inside. He was sorry as he only meant to commit suicide.There was a stolen truck from Brazil that also crossed the median to hit a bus in Argentina. Somebody should do something about that day when 13 people were killed in Florida and California in two crashes when two bad drivers accidentally drove on the wrong side of the road until they hit somebody because they were drunk. If this were in Israel, there would be an obvious cause and motive for a FedEx truck to head straight for a bus full of high school kids other than a medical issue or mechanical problem, but these are the same authorities that ruled Fort Hood 2009 and 2014 as workplace violence. Only airline pilots deliberately steer into disaster, never FedEx drivers



      http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/04/12/23461400-bus-crash-investigator-tracker-on-fedex-truck-likely-destroyed?d=1



      USA Today, writing about the safety record of FedEx:

      During the two-year period that ended Thursday, the company's vehicles were involved in 730 crashes in the USA. Twenty-three of those were fatal crashes, 223 were injury crashes, and 484 were tow-away crashes.

      Don't you think that if drivers of trucks put safety above everything else some accidents could be avoided?
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      erockaustin replied 

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        In reply to: AhadHaamSheni #1
        Yes. But keep in mind that FedEx has almost 50,000 vehicles driving a couple hundred million miles each year. I'm not sure how their accident rate stacks up to others, but when you have that many trucks you will have quite a few accidents.














        Marion-3262115 replied 

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          In reply to: bob-3895945 #1.2
          The people in the sideswiped car said flames were coming from the back....this sounds like it could have been sabotage or something in a package that started a fire or exploded.











          Jim-1301592 replied 

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            IN REPLY TO: buttons-562745 #2.1

            Yes, it does matter.  The truck was on fire before the crash.

            Possibility that whatever was happening in the truck disabled or incapacitated the driver.

            If not a mechanical issue with the truck, presume a cargo issue:

            Possibly someone criminally negligent in sending hazardous materials, whether by intent or stupidity.
            Or possibly an intentional act, directed at the package recipient, the driver or  Fed-Ex, or terrorism.

            gridlock-2307416 replied 

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              IN REPLY TO: Jim-1301592 #2.6

              I concur. A bomb on the truck should not be ruled out......

              Of course, if this turns out to be an al-Qaeda attack.........The 'free speech' of Citizens United will run amok!


              IN REPLY TO: @dragonfliye #2.3

              The two fuel tanks, two hundred gallons each, are right behind the cab of a semi-trailer truck. That's the most likely fuel for a fire behind the cab. But the witnesses could have simply seen brake smoke from the 8 drive wheels as the driver was trying to stop the truck before the impact with the bus. There is no indication whatsoever that anything in the trailer was involved, other than as an 80,000 pound ram driving the truck forward.

              The post-impact explosion from the bus was likely a fuel-air explosion due to the volatile propane used to fuel a low emissions bus. Diesel isn't very volatile and typically will not explode. But propane or natural gas, mandated by CARB for buses in California, IS very volatile and explosive.









              JustGetAlong commented 


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                With thousands of vehicular deaths per year what makes this particular story of so much paramount importance? When children die it is always tragic that is a given but these five children are just a few of hundreds that die in vehicular accidents. Sensationalistic by the media. Wish they would report real news more often.
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                Marion-3262115 replied 

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                  In reply to: JustGetAlong #4 What makes it important is it involves FedEx which has about 50,000 vehicles transporting packages all over the USA, hence it involves public safety more than a single 'normal' accident would.

                  Tom Liberman replied 

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                    IN REPLY TO: JustGetAlong #4: Just so I have this straight. You think that an on fire FedEx truck slamming into a bus and killing nine people including five young students is ho-hum? Commonplace? Run-of-the-mill car accident story? That such horrific things happen so often the news should ignore it?


                    4/12/2014

                    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2602130/Truck-deadly-crash-slammed-charter-bus.html

                    Married college counselor, 26, identified as first victim of fiery crash that killed 10 when bus carrying high school students in California collided head-on with FedEx truck

                    • drivers, 5 high school students and 3 chaperones were killed when a tour bus collided with a FedEx truck and burst into flames in Northern California
                    • Arthur Arzola, a counselor and recruiter for Humboldt State University, was initially taken to hospital with burns but later died
                    • The FedEx truck jumped a divider near Orland on Thursday afternoon and slammed head-on into a charter bus carrying high school students
                    • One teenager described students forcing their way through a smashed window to escape - just moments before the bus exploded
                    • The students were traveling to visit Humboldt State University
                    A 26-year-old college counselor has been identified as the first of ten victims who perished after a tour bus carrying high school students collided with a FedEx truck in a horrific fiery crash.
                    Arthur Arzola, from Rancho Cucamonga, was taken to hospital with severe burns following the crash in Northern California on Thursday but he later passed away.
                    Arzola, who was married, was aboard a bus carrying a group of Los Angeles-area high school students to Humboldt State University, where he was a counselor and recruiter.
                    The crash claimed the lives of five high school students, three chaperones and the two drivers. The teens were participating in a program that invites low-income or first-generation students to visit the school.
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                    Loss: Art Artzola, 26, pictured with his wife Krystle, was among the 10 people who were killed when a FedEx truck smashed into a high school tour bus in Northern California on Thursday afternoon
                    Loss: Art Arzola, 26, pictured with his wife Krystle, was among the 10 people who were killed when a FedEx truck smashed into a high school tour bus in Northern California on Thursday afternoon
                    Heartbreaking: Artuzo was a recruiter for Humboldt State University, where the bus was heading
                    Heartbreaking: He was a recruiter for Humboldt State University, where the bus was heading
                    The crash happened a little after 5:30 p.m. on Interstate 5 near Orland, a small city about 100 miles north of Sacramento.
                    A CHP dispatcher said the bus and truck were on opposite sides of Interstate 5 when the FedEx truck crossed a grass median, hit a vehicle and then slammed into the bus, causing an explosion and fire.
                    'Our knowledge of it was that (the fire) was almost immediate, the flames were visible and occupants saw flames in front of bus immediately after impact,' Glenn County Sheriff Larry Jones said on Friday.
                    'This was a horrific collision. The impact was heard throughout the communities. People a quarter of a mile away heard this horrendous impact, and right after that impact there was a tremendous fire with very high temperatures.'
                    Investigators are now looking at whether the crash was caused by a mechanical failure on the FedEx truck, whether the driver fell asleep or if there could have been another cause.
                    Earlier, investigators had suggested that the van might have been trying to avoid a passenger car.
                    'There was a small white sedan in front of the truck,' CHP spokeswoman Lacey Heitman said. 'The FedEx vehicle did sideswipe the sedan before it crossed the median.' 


                    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2602130/Truck-deadly-crash-slammed-charter-bus.html#ixzz2yjSqX1EQ
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                    Was the truck set up to blow up as an incindiary attack?
                    http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/college-tour-tragedy/bus-crash-investigator-tracker-fedex-truck-likely-destroyed-n78711


                    Two witnesses, Bonnie and Joe Duran, who were in the clipped car, told NBC Los Angeles that the truck was on fire before it hit the bus. "It was in flames as it came through the median," Bonnie Duran said, "It was already in flames. It wasn’t coming from the front engine, it was more from behind the cab."


                    It remained unclear whether the FedEx driver was somehow distracted or lost consciousness, or whether a mechanical failure might be to blame. (But nobody has considered a deliberate steering towards the bus??)
                    http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/college-tour-tragedy/bus-crash-investigator-tracker-fedex-truck-likely-destroyed-n78711


                    CBSNews (Hidden Byline) — A new eyewitness account is upending theories of what caused a terrible highway crash in California.In an interview with CBS...Read Article
                    Truck was already on fire
                    Simulation shows two trailers on fedex truck
                    Fire in front of the bus
                    43 suvivors
                    4 students are missing

                    "Bus Crash Investigator: Tracker On Fedex Truck Likely Destroyed"


                    4/12/2014


                    bus-fedex-crash
                    The FedEx truck reportedly crossed the center divider and hit the bus. (Credit: KCRA)


                      1. KTLA ‎- 5 hours ago
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