Hurricane Ike flooded her Houston home and caved in its ceiling. But Yen-Chi Le left one disaster and flew to the nation's capital to lobby for a law to prevent another tragedy: a bus crash like the one that killed her mother and 16 others in North Texas last month.
Le on Thursday joined seven other members of Houston's Vietnamese community to attend a Senate hearing on legislation intended to strengthen bus safety regulations. The proposal included requirements for seat belts, fire extinguishers, stronger roofs and more driver training.
"It is time now to act," said Le, a doctoral fellow at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Bus crash victims testify for safety bill
Victims of the August bus crash that killed 17 people headed for the annual Marian Days observance in Carthage testifed this week in Washington D. C. for a bill that would imcrease bus safety: