Chinese tourists sue Utah after a deadly tour bus crash


Salt Lake City (AP) — Utah confirms remote highways are safe before a tour bus crashes, killing four people from China and injuring another 20 in 2019 Submitted on Tuesday, when family members and survivors said in a lawsuit that it was not enough.

The proceedings alleged that the state’s transport authorities did not post a warning sign, had little room for error, and had a road design that did not include rumble strips to warn drivers that they were approaching the edge. ..

After the driver drifted off the road, more than 12 people were thrown out of the bus, overcorrected when he steered back and sent the bus to rollover. All 30 people on board were injured.

In the proceedings, the unpaved shoulders were too deep and too soft, requiring the driver to steer harder to return to the road after passing through a buffer zone that was too narrow. According to the lawsuit, it was repaved the day before and had a dangerous contrast with the rough shoulders.

The Utah Department of Transportation refused to comment on the proceedings filed against Utah and several contractors, citing the proceedings policy in dispute. The National Transportation Safety Board has previously discovered that highway design, signs, and other characteristics are not the cause of the crash.

Four people in their 60s died in a crash and several more were seriously injured. The elderly group in China is America Shengjia Inc, a tour bus company based in Ontario, California. I was on a 7-day tour run by. The tour was scheduled to begin in Los Angeles and end in Salt Lake City.

The company faces at least four proceedings in federal court in California alleging tort, negligence, and mental distress caused by the families of surviving passengers and murdered people.

Utah proceedings seek unspecified damages to cover lost wages, medical costs, and mental distress. It was first reported by KUTV in Salt Lake City.

The bus crashed a few miles from Bryce Canyon National Park, known for its intricately shaped red rock spiers called hoodoos.

An NTSB study found that lack of safety standards for bus roofs and windows caused casualties. Its final report, released in June, also cited inconsistent seatbelt use and recommended a lane departure warning system for commercial buses.

The report ruled out driver issues such as addiction and speeding. Earlier reports revealed that the bus had problems starting early in the day, but further investigation revealed no mechanical problems or other malfunctions.

The driver told investigators that the road felt “slippery,” at which point it was newly paved, but tests showed normal friction, the report found.


Los Angeles Associated Press writer Andrew Dalton contributed to this report.