Tour Bus Crashes In Upstate New York
A tour bus flipped over on a highway in the southern Adirondacks in New York, leaving one dead and 11 wounded. The incident happened on Friday afternoon on Interstate 87, the Adirondack Northway in Warren County, according to state police.
Clips of the crash site shows emergency personnel arriving at the scene where a large white and green bus had fallen to its side with passengers trapped inside.
Authorities say that the bus was a Skyway Coach Line tour bus that came into the U.S. from Montreal, Canada. It was on its way to New York City when the incident occurred and had been carrying 24 people.
The person who lost their lives in the accident reportedly died immediately. Of the injured passengers, ten sustained minor injuries and are in stable condition. However, one was in critical condition and had to be airlifted to a hospital.
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the news in a post to X, writing, “Within the last hour, a tour bus with multiple passengers rolled over on I-87 between Lake George and Warrensburg.
@nyspolice & @NYSDOT immediately responded & are currently on-site performing rescue operations.
She then announced that the southbound highway was closed between exits 23 & 22, encouraging drivers to find alternate routes.
“I join New Yorkers in praying for all involved in this horrific incident & am grateful for the heroic efforts of our first responders,” the governor concluded.
To allow first responders to do their jobs, I-87 southbound is closed between exits 23 & 22. Drivers are encouraged to find alternate routes.
I join New Yorkers in praying for all involved in this horrific incident & am grateful for the heroic efforts of our first responders.
— Governor Kathy Hochul (@GovKathyHochul) January 5, 2024
Police spokesperson Deanna Cohen didn’t have much to say about the crash other than announcing the scene was still being assessed.
Officials are still yet to share what caused the crash or other circumstances behind it. However, the incident is still being investigated, as state police asked anyone who either saw the crash happen or saw the bus before it rolled over to call.