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Cummings, Tenn. congressmen call for hearing on school bus safety after deadly crashes

Cummings, Tenn. congressmen call for hearing on school bus safety after deadly crashes

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings and two Tennessee lawmakers are asking for a congressional hearing on school bus safety after deadly crashes in Baltimore and Chattanooga last year.

In November, six adults died when a school bus crashed into a transit bus in Southwest Baltimore. A preliminary federal investigation found that the school bus driver had a history of seizures and had been involved in a dozen crashes in recent years.

Six children died in the Tennessee crash Nov. 21. The company that owned the bus had been linked to three deaths in recent years, according to news reports.

The lawmakers said the crashes "have raised urgent questions about the oversight of...

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