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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation H-89-013
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Synopsis: ABOUT 10:55 P.M. EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME ON MAY 14, 1988, A PICKUP TRUCK TRAVELING NORTHBOUND IN THE SOUTHBOUND LANES OF INTERSTATE 71 STRUCK HEAD-ON A CHURCH ACTIVITY BUS TRAVELING SOUTHBOUND IN THE LEFT LANE OF THE HIGHWAY NEAR CARROLLTON, KENTUCKY. THE CHURCH BUS FUEL TANK WAS PUNCTURED DURING THE COLLISION SEQUENCE, AND A FIRE ENSUED, ENGULFING THE ENTIRE BUS. THE BUSDRIVER AND 26 BUS PASSENGERS WERE FATALLY INJURED. THIRTY-FOUR BUS PASSENGERS SURVIVED WITH MINOR TO CRITICAL INJURIES, AND SIX WITH NO INJURIES. THE PICKUP TRUCK DRIVER SUSTAINED SERIOUS INJURIES.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE STATE OF KENTUCKY: RENEW STATE EFFORTS TO PUBLICIZE AND ENCOURAGE CITIZENS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE "REPORT A PROBLEM INTOXICATED DRIVER" PROGRAM.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Highway
Location: Carrollton, KY, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA88MH004
Accident Reports: Pickup Truck/Church Activity Bus Head-on Collision and Fire
Report #: HAR-89-01
Accident Date: 5/14/1988
Issue Date: 7/20/1989
Date Closed: 8/20/1990
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: Commonwealth of Kentucky (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: Commonwealth of Kentucky
Date: 8/20/1997
Response: H-89-13 REQUESTED THAT YOUR STATE RENEW ITS EFFORTS TO PUBLICIZE & TO ENCOURAGE CITIZENS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE "REPORT A PROBLEM INTOXICATED DRIVER" PROGRAM. SINCE THE KENTUCKY STATE POLICE HAVE MADE GREAT EFFORTS TO PUBLICIZE THE "REPORT A PROBLEM INTOXICATED DRIVER" & A TOLL-FREE NUMBER HAS BEEN INCLUDED IN ALL PRESS RELEASES, H-89-13 HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED AS "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ACTION."

From: Commonwealth of Kentucky
To: NTSB
Date: 6/5/1990
Response:

From: Commonwealth of Kentucky
To: NTSB
Date: 5/16/1990
Response: KENTUCKY STATE POLICE HAVE MADE GREAT EFFORTS TO PUBLICIZE THE "REPORT A PROBLEM INTOXICATED DRIVER" PROGRAM. THE TOLL-FREE NUMBER HAS BEEN INCLUDED IN ALL PRESS RELEASES & PRINTED ON KEY CHAINS & ICE SCRAPERS WHICH HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTED THROUGHOUT THE COMMONWEALTH.

From: NTSB
To: Commonwealth of Kentucky
Date: 2/28/1990
Response: