09/15/2010 // New York, NY, US // Jonathan C. Reiter // New York City bus accident attorney Jonathan C. Reiter
Syracuse, NY (Syracuse NY Injury Lawyer News)—A double-decker bus crash in northern New York resulted in four fatalities and sent 25 others to area hospitals Saturday, September 11, 2010. The deadly accident occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m. on the Onondaga Lake Parkway in the suburb of Salina. The Coach USA-operated Megabus involved was en route to Toronto when the fatal bus wreck occurred. According to information provided by CNN, those killed in the crash were from India, Malaysia, New York, as well as a midwestern state.
Reports indicated a double-decker Megabus was traveling from Pennsylvania to Toronto, Canada when the bus smashed into a railroad overpass. According to Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin Walsh, officials seem to believe the unidentified driver of the Megabus missed a turn when the road split, causing him to hit a low bridge. While Walsh noted there is flashing yellow light meant to warn drivers of the low bridge, he added, “Obviously the driver didn’t see the signs or didn’t realize the height of his bus, that the double-decker bus wouldn’t fit under that bridge.”
Sheriff Walsh reported 25 people were rushed to area hospitals to be treated for various injuries sustained in the Syracuse double-decker bus crash. As of Saturday evening, five people, including one who was apparently listed in critical condition, remained hospitalized. A Megabus spokesperson maintained, “Our immediate thoughts and concern are with those who have lost their lives or been injured, as well as their families and loved ones… Safety is our absolute priority and we will be carrying out a full investigation into the accident as well as assisting the police and other authorities in any way that we can.” A full investigation into the fatal upstate New York bus crash is expected to be underway.
Leading New York City bus accident attorney Jonathan C. Reiter states if you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a bus crash, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages. With more than thirty years of experience litigating the multifaceted claims of traffic accident victims and their families, contacting Syracuse NY injury lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter with regard to your particular personal injury or wrongful death case may help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
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