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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation H-89-028
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Synopsis: ABOUT 6:45 A.M., CENTRAL STANDARD TIME, ON NOVEMBER 19, 1988, A GREYHOUND BUS WITH 45 OCCUPANTS, TRAVELING SOUTH BOUND THROUGH A CONSTRUCTION ZONE ON INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 65 IN NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, SUDDENLY WENT OUT OF CONTROL DURING A STEERING MANEUVER, ROTATED 190 DEGREES CLOCKWISE IN THE SOUTHBOUND LANES, OVERTURNED ON ITS LEFT SIDE, AND CAME TO REST FACING NORTHBOUND ON THE SOUTHBOUND EMBANKMENT. THE UNRESTRAINED BUS DRIVER AND 38 PASSENGERS WERE INJURED IN THE ACCIDENT. TWELVE PASSENGERS SUSTAINED SERIOUS INJURIES, AND THE BUS DRIVER AND 26 PASSENGERS RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES. SIX PASSENGERS WERE NOT INJURED.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT GREYHOUND LINES, INC.: REVISE THE FORM BUS DRIVERS ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE AS PART OF THEIR BIENNIAL PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS SO THAT BY SIGNING THE DOCUMENT THEY CERTIFY THAT THE MEDICAL HISTORY THEY HAVE PROVIDED IS BOTH COMPLETE AND ACCURATE AND THAT GREYHOUND HAS THE AUTHORITY TO OBTAIN INFORMATION ON THE BUS DRIVERS' MEDICAL HISTORY FROM THEIR PERSONAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS; AND REVISE THE FORM TO REQUIRE BUS DRIVERS TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ON ANY ILLNESS OR INJURY INCURRED DURING THE PREVIOUS 2 YEARS OR SINCE THE LAST CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Highway
Location: Nashville, TN, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA89MH002
Accident Reports: Greyhound Lines, Inc., Intercity Bus Loss of Control and Overturn Interstate Highway 65
Report #: HAR-89-03
Accident Date: 11/19/1988
Issue Date: 9/28/1989
Date Closed: 9/26/1990
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: Greyhound Lines, Inc. (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: Greyhound Lines, Inc.
Date: 9/26/1990
Response: Safety Recommendation H-89-28 asked Greyhound to revise the form busdrivers are required to complete as part of their biennial physical examinations so that by signing the document they certify that the medical history they have provided is both complete and accurate. The Safety Board has reviewed the new physical examination form that was revised in December 1989. Since the information on the new physical examination form complies with the intent of this recommendation, Safety Recommendation H-89-28 has been classified as "Closed--Acceptable Action."

From: Greyhound Lines, Inc.
To: NTSB
Date: 6/28/1990
Response: THE PHYSICAL EXAMINATION FORM HAS BEEN REVISED (COPY ATTACHED) TO ADDRESS THE POINTS RAISED IN RECOMMENDATION H-28-089