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Update: NY Bus Crash was an ‘Avoidable Accident’

Update: NY Bus Crash was an ‘Avoidable Accident’

This story is an update on a story we reported on earlier this week.

On April 8, a bus that was transporting high school students crashed into an overpass. The bus was taking 38 students and 5 chaperones from JFK airport. The bus crashed into an overpass between exits 18 and 19 on the Southern State Parkway outside of Lakeview on Sunday night.

All of the people on board were taken to a hospital, and two people were seriously injured. All of the people on board are expected to survive.

Investigators are working to figure out who was at fault.

Senator Schumer has said that this is not a new problem in reference to vehicles crashing into overpasses.

A system was put in place in recent history that sends notifications to companies to warn them of the height of overpasses and bridges. This notification system is available on some GPS technology.

Schumer announced at a press conference that he doesn’t understand why this GPS technology was not being used by the bus driver.

The bus driver, Troy Gaston, did not seem to know about the restriction to a commercial vehicle on the road they were on. The bus he was driving was owned by Journey Bus Line.

Were you injured in a bus accident or in an accident involving another commercial vehicle? If The accident caused you to sustain severe injuries, you could receive financial compensation for your injuries from the liable party. A personal injury lawyer can help you with this. Contact Frekhtman & Associates today to learn more by calling (212) 222-1111.

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