A bus driver repeatedly warned his company about brake problems on his bus; those warnings were ignored, the driver being told to continue on and "take it easy."  The bus's brakes did fail and, as a result, a fatal bus crash occurred near Yucapai, California according to lawsuits filed on behalf of the families of some of the persons killed in bus crash and a number of those injured.

Source: Press-Enterprise

Common carriers such a bus companies have a special duty to transport their passengers safely, since those passengers have relied upon them and put their fate and well-being in the bus company's hands. This duty of care includes providing a reliable and safe to operate vehicle, a reliable, well-trained driver and compliance with all pretrip safety guidelines.  

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