Bus Driver May Have Been Distracted By GPS Before Soldiers Field Road Crash
BOSTON (CBS) – The man behind the wheel of the tour bus that slammed into an overpass in Boston Saturday night may have been distracted.
Investigators are looking into whether 66-year-old Samuel Jackson may have been checking his GPS when he missed a warning sign and slammed the bus into the Western Avenue overpass on Soldiers Field Road in Brighton.How do you make a tour bus a convertible?
My sister was almost caught in the massive traffic jam caused by this, except that a) she left a few minutes before it happened, and b) her route was nowhere near where this happened. Usually we see this happen when first-time college kids flood into Boston in late August and no one things to check on silly things like road height - I mean, it's a big city with big trucks, right? Hell, I've seen it on my commute to work with a low(ish) train bridge. About once a year someone in a box truck doesn't pay attention to the signs and BANG!
Those signs are there for a reason, folks...
That is all.