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Latest lawsuit filed in fatal U.S. tour bus crash involving B.C. company

December 27, 2013 - 2:07 PM

VANCOUVER - A B.C.-based tour company is facing another lawsuit for a fatal crash in Oregon last year that killed nine people and injured dozens more.

The bus, operated by Mi Joo Tour and Travel, crashed on a wintry highway near Pendleton, Ore., on Dec. 30, 2012, and the accident has since prompted numerous lawsuits and investigations.

The latest lawsuit was filed earlier this week in an Oregon court by 10 survivors and the estates of two of the dead passengers.

The statement of claim alleges the driver was speeding and failed to take several steps to ensure the bus was under control.

The document also alleges the company forced the driver to work without adequate sleep and failed to properly equip the vehicle for winter driving conditions.

A lawyer for the bus company could not immediately be reached for comment, but the company has previously insisted the accident was the result of black ice.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2013
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