Three Remain in Hospital After Bus Overturns
Condition upgraded to fair following Saturday crash on I-80 exit ramp in Wayne.
Three passengers on the New York-bound charter bus that overturned on an I-80 exit in Wayne Saturday morning remain hospitalized, according to the hospital's spokeswoman.
Liz Asani, of St. Joseph's Health Care System, said as of Sunday morning, only three of the 12 passengers admitted following the accident remain in the hospital. The three are now listed in fair condition, and all others have been treated and released. Eight of the passengers were listed in critical condition on Saturday.
The bus, operated by a Toronto-based charter company, was on its way to New York from Toronto.
The company has been identified as "AVM Max 2000 Charter Services," but the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration does not have any registration information for a company by that name.
However, the FMCSA does have a company called AYM Max 2000 Charter Services, based in Toronto, which has a "satisfactory" safety rating, defined by the the FMCSA to mean "Records indicate no evidence of substantial non-compliance with safety requirements."
However, the company has been cited for having fatigued drivers behind the wheel, including a May 19, 2012, citation for a driver exceeding 11 hours of driving.
Police have not determined the cause of the accident, however, NorthJersey.com reported the driver said he had been cut-off by another vehicle vehicle while exiting I-80.