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Tour bus in California bus accident had low-tread tires

The National Transportation Safety Board is discussing a new development concerning the tour bus that crashed in Desert Hot Springs near Palm Springs. The USA Holiday bus crashed in Riverside County in California on Sunday, October 23, which resulted in the death of 13 individuals, while 31 more sustained injuries.

According to authorities, two of the eight tires on the bus did not have enough tread, and as such the bus was not in compliance with vehicle safety standards. NTSB member Earl Weener said the agency came to this conclusion after a careful examination of the motor coach body and wheels. The tires of the bus, which were manufactured by different auto-part makers, did not meet Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance inspection criteria.

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