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Federal Government Takes Action Against Bus Company

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A second bus owned by the company involved in last week’s deadly bus crash has been ordered out of service. Inspectors from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said the bus should be out of commission. The bus was decommissioned from Carthage, Missouri, where the same religious festival victims of Friday’s victims were to attend.

The crash has claimed the lives of 17 people and injured over 40 more. Six of the survivors are in critical condition right now. Reports are coming in that the bus blew an illegally treaded tire and then skidded off the highway and overturned.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said that “grossly deficient vehicle maintenance” is what contributed to the accident. The agency ordered the company that owned the buses to cease commercial operations due to the fact that they posed an “imminent hazard”. A second order was issued to the owner that his “activities in connection with the motor carrier operations pose an ‘imminent harard’ to the public”.