Most everyone in California -- and the rest of the country -- has heard about the tragic accident that occurred between a charter bus and a FedEx truck on a busy Interstate highway. Agencies investigating the truck accident are still attempting to figure out exactly what happened, including why the driver of the FedEx truck veered into oncoming traffic. Statements from witnesses failed to shed any definitive light on the circumstances leading up to the crash.
A woman whose vehicle was sideswiped by the truck just before it slammed into the bus indicated that the underside of the trailer was on fire. However, according to another witness who saw the crash from his home, no fire was visible before the accident. The National Transportation Safety Board does know that the truck left no skid marks, while the bus left a trail of at least 145 feet. This evidence seems to indicate that the bus driver attempted to avoid the collision.