According to a newspaper report, the driver of a Megabus originating in Philadelphia, carrying 27 passengers, was looking at his personal GPS device when he ran a 13-foot-1-inch tall bus into a railroad bridge span with only 10-foot-9-inches clearance, killing four people and injuring many others.
The bus driver appears to have taken a wrong turn as he approached Syracuse.
The 2:20 a.m. accident happened despite the bridge having two large signs warning of low clearance.
This kind of wrongful death accident, caused by operator distraction, has become an oft repeated theme of this blog. Recent entries of this sort include the truck driver watching porn; the Metrolink train engineer texting; and the tugboat pilot on his cell phone; all at the time of the deadly events detailed therein.