Are You at Risk for a St. Petersburg Bus Accident?
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a cease-and-desist order for all operations to Lucky River Transportation Corp., aka Lucky Star, a Boston-based passenger carrier, according to The Trucker. According to the FMCSA the transit company’s vehicles are unsafe—the buses and even its drivers pose a significant safety risk to passengers, themselves, other motorists and pedestrians.
FMCSA officials inspected Lucky’s vehicles and operations between May 10 and May 21, citing a total of 69 defects on vehicles, including a two-by-four foot hole in the floorboard of a motor coach that was in operation. Nearly two out of every three vehicles in operation were found to be unsafe for use on public roads.
The FMCSA targeted Lucky under its “Operation Quick Strike,” an initiative that emphasized these investigations. Officials disclosed that between May 4, 2012 and May 22, 2013, Lucky buses broke down on more than 80 occasions while transiting passengers between New York and Boston.
How common is this sort of practice from motor coach companies? In the past seven weeks under Operation Quick Strike, the FMCSA has issued orders to halt operations of 20 bus companies and eight trucking companies. If you or a loved one has been in a St. Petersburg or Tampa bus accident, please contact our firm today for a free consultation.