For the third time in a week, a Boston-bound Fung Wah bus was involved in a deadly crash and the driver of that bus is now under investigation. According to State Police, the bus, with 56 passengers aboard, was involved in a hit-and-run accident today.
Police say that the bus left New York City on its regular route, but the driver got disoriented after being detoured around Hartford. The driver, Hung Su Wang, ended up going so far north on Route 84 that he sideswiped a weather satellite somewhere over Vermont.
The damaged bus, its cargo doors smashed open, spewed out its entire load of luggage as it continued on a wild 250,000 mile trip, eventually arriving at the moon. The confused driver asked passengers to disembark, and when he opened the door, three people and six chickens floated away.
In a phone interview, a spokesman for the passengers told reporters that they were not concerned.
“We had a great time. We fired-up a wok and one of the Chinks cooked a great meal. The driver had a big bottle of vodka; we made drinks and everybody was having fun. We were all floating around. These gooks are great people. We all promised to keep in touch,” said Jimmy Sullivan from South Boston.
Officials from the Fung Wah Bus and Noodle Co. were delighted that the trip was so successful.
“Our passengers very, very happy. Ride to moon very sucess. Maybe we going to make daily fun trip to moon. Much profit,” said Fung Wah’s director of marketing, Lang Sow.
Sow denied that it was Fung Wah’s bus that crashed into the government-owned satellite, stating, “My driver no hit nothing. He say satellite no put on turn signal. He very reliable. Very good driver. He number one.”
A report obtained from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles showed that Hung Wang, 52, does not have a current driver’s license. His license has been revoked seven times in the last two years, and he has been arrested on DUI charges six times since 1996. He has been involved in over 37 major accidents, including three bus rollovers.
Sow stood behind the driver, stating, “He very enthusiastic, that all. Hung very good driver. Best we have.”
The government-owned weather satellite was completely destroyed in the collision. Officials from the National Weather Service said that the loss of the satellite will leave a big hole in their ability to inaccurately predict the weather.
The cost of retrieving the satellite would have been close to $30 million, but one of the employees used his AAA card and a tow truck was dispatched.