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Unforgiving Northway – Greyhound Bus Overturns

August 28th, 2006 · No Comments · News

This just fell into my newreader:

Numerous injuries, deaths in Northway bus crash

A Greyhound bus overturned on the Northway Monday evening, killing several people, injuring numerous others and scrambling ambulances from all over the area.

The bus was headed north on Interstate 87 about 6:45 p.m. when it overturned just before the Elizabethtown exit.

The bus was headed from New York City to Montreal when it started to pass a truck around mile marker 115.

Bus passengers said it felt like a tire on the bus blew out as they passed the truck.

The bus driver lost control of the vehicle, which crashed through the guide rails and went down a sloped embankment, overturning at least twice and landing upside down, wheels facing up, straddling the median.

The top and back of the bus were crushed, with one of its back wheels turned inward.

Some people were still trapped on the bus at 8:30 p.m.

Emergency crews from Elizabethtown, Crown Point, Westport, Keene, AuSable Forks, Peru, Keeseville and Ticonderoga were among the first-responders who rushed to help with the crash.

Twenty to 25 passengers from the bus were lying on blankets and blue stretchers, being treated.

The injured were taken to hospitals in Elizabethtown, Plattsburgh and Glens Falls. CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh was in disaster mode and called City Police Department for help with crowd control.

Former Mayor Daniel Stewart and his partner, Jon Recor, were among the first people at the crash site. They used a blanket from their car to cover some of deceased passengers.

Holy Crap! People just gotta slow down! I feel terrible.


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