Bus slams into low bridge, kills four
SALINA, New York – A double-decker bus that may have made a wrong turn off the highway slammed into a low railroad bridge in the pre-dawn darkness yesterday in a wreck that killed four passengers and critically injured others, authorities said.
The Megabus was carrying 27 people, including the driver, when it rammed the bridge around 2:30 a.m. on the Onondaga Lake Parkway in Salina, a suburb of Syracuse in central New York.
The bus lay on its side after the crash. Twenty-four people were taken to hospitals, most suffering from minor injuries, officials said. A handful remained hospitalised.
The bus was too tall to make it under the low-hanging span, said Larry Ives, supervisor of dispatch operations for the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department. (AP)