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2014 accident Human error responsible for Norwegian bus crash

An investigation into the 2014 crash pointed to driver error

(Keystone)

The bus accident that claimed the lives of four Swiss tourists in Norway in July 2014 was caused by human error, according to the investigative report released by the Norwegian authorities on Thursday. 

Multiple factors seemed to indicate that the German driver “was very tired and fell asleep, was distracted, or was inattentive,” the authorities reported. What exactly happened was not clear, however. 

The bus belonging to the Swiss company Eurobus crashed in a ditch, killing four of the 16 passengers – all residents of Switzerland – and seriously injuring three. The driver was charged by the Norwegian police with reckless driving. 

The accident happened on the E6 between Mo i Rana and Trondheim, while the bus was travelling back to Switzerland on July 30, 2014.  

“We deeply regret the incident and our thoughts are with the persons concerned and their relatives,” Eurobus manager Andreas Meier said in a statement at the time.  

Swiss President Didier Burkhalter had also offered his condolences and expressed “deep compassion” for the victims and their families in a statement. 

The accident was the most serious bus crash involving Swiss residents in nine years.

swissinfo.ch and agencies

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