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Operator of San Francisco Tour Bus Post Failed Inspection, Could Be Shut Down

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    Surveillance video shows a tour bus crashing in San Francisco's Union Square. (Published Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015)

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say the operator of a tour bus that crashed in San Francisco failed a surprise post-accident inspection and could be shut down if problems persist.

    The San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday that the audit found 61 violations, including 29 for equipment problems.

    The Nov. 13 crash injured 20 people.

    The audit prompted the Motor Carrier Safety Unit of the California Highway Patrol to threaten City Sightseeing with license revocation and even criminal prosecution if it does not act within 120 days.

    Officials have said the double-decker bus that slammed into scaffolding at a Union Square construction site apparently suffered mechanical failure. It had not been inspected by the CHP, and state regulators say it had not been registered with them as required by law.

    A company official said it has fixed most of the identified problems.

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