Greyhound bus crash suspect talks to FOX 10 - New York News

Greyhound bus crash suspect talks to FOX 10

Posted: Updated:
  • Greyhound bus crash suspect talks to FOX 10More>>

  • Passenger accused of attacking bus driver charged

    Passenger accused of attacking bus driver charged

    We're learning new information about the bus crash Thursday West of the valley that sent two dozen people to the hospital.
    We're learning new information about the bus crash Thursday West of the valley that sent two dozen people to the hospital. The bus left Los Angeles and crashed near Tonopah. According to court documents, the suspect who tried to take control of the bus may have been on meth.
  • Police: Bus goes off I-10 when man attacks driver

    Police: Bus goes off I-10 when man attacks driver

    An early morning bus ride to Dallas ends in a crash West of the valley when officers say a man attacked a Greyhound bus driver along I-10 and took control of the bus. FOX10's Anita Roman reports.
    An early morning bus ride to Dallas ends in a crash West of the valley when officers say a man attacked a Greyhound bus driver along I-10 and took control of the bus. FOX10's Anita Roman reports.
PHOENIX (KSAZ) -

Investigators say Maquel Morris was a passenger on a Greyhound bus headed from Los Angeles to Dallas.  Several hours into the trip, he allegedly attacked the driver, causing the bus to crash on Interstate 10 near Tonopah.

Morris was first in a hospital after the incident and is now in jail.  That's where he spoke to FOX 10 Monday afternoon.

The 25-year-old boarded that Greyhound bus in Los Angeles.  He was headed home to the Memphis area to see his family.

Near Tonopah, the Department of Public Safety says Morris rushed the driver's compartment of the bus and tried to grab the steering wheel.

A passenger intervened and the driver was able to prevent the bus from slamming into oncoming traffic.

A DPS officer at the scene described Morris' behavior as erratic and according to court documents, firefighters refused to take him to a hospital because of the way he was acting.  Instead, he went in the back of a patrol car.

The suspect told us he feared for his life on the bus.  He thought someone he used to work with was after him.

Here is his response when I asked him why this happened and what he has to say to all those injured passengers:

"I say I apologize.  'Cause I wanted to get off the bus."

Why not just wait until the next stop?

"I didn't think there was going to be a next stop," replied Morris.

About 50 people were on that bus and half of them had to be taken to a hospital.

Morris is looking at a number of charges, including 25 counts of endangerment.

Didn't find what
you were looking for?

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • 8 fined $144,500 in Long Island cheating scandals

    8 fined $144,500 in Long Island cheating scandals

    State records show two administrators and six educators were fined a total of $145,500 in connection with two separate cheating scandals in Glen Cove City schools on Long Island.
    State records show two administrators and six educators were fined a total of $145,500 in connection with two separate cheating scandals in Glen Cove City schools on Long Island.
  • FEMA chief questioned over Sandy claims

    FEMA chief questioned over Sandy claims

    Hurricane Sandy damage in Mantoloking, N.J.Hurricane Sandy damage in Mantoloking, N.J.
    The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency has asked an independent watchdog to examine whether the flood-insurance program is shortchanging Superstorm Sandy victims.
    The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency has asked an independent watchdog to examine whether the flood-insurance program is shortchanging Superstorm Sandy victims.
  • Teen pleads guilty in 1 World Trade Center climb

    Teen pleads guilty in 1 World Trade Center climb

    A teenager who made a surreptitious climb to the top of the 1 World Trade Center tower has pleaded guilty in an escapade that fanned concerns about security at the nation's tallest building.
    A teenager who made a surreptitious climb to the top of the 1 World Trade Center tower has pleaded guilty in an escapade that fanned concerns about security at the nation's tallest building.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices