Report: Wrecked Kentucky Bus Had Scrap Bin Tires

November 12, 2013

A federal safety report reveals a bus that crashed on a Kentucky interstate and injured more than 30 students had tires taken from a scrap bin and its maintenance and inspection records had been burned.

The Courier-Journal reports portions of the report were provided by one of two attorneys representing plaintiffs in two lawsuits against Commonwealth Bus Service, which operated the bus in the June accident.

The report led to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration placing the bus company on probation.

The newspaper has filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the federal safety administration for copies of the full report.

Jefferson County Public Schools announced last week that it was temporarily halting its use of the bus service. Phone calls placed to the company were not immediately returned.

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