New York, N.Y (PRWEB) August 15, 2014
A tour bus crash involving a bus traveling from Canada to New York City left a teenager dead and three other passengers severely injured, according to a July 19 CBC news report. The accident occurred July 18 along the Interstate 87 when the charter bus carrying 55 passengers and the driver went off the roadway and rolled onto its side, the report stated.
The teenager was ejected from the bus and pinned under the wreckage, according to the article. Three other passengers were hospitalized with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. The news report also stated that the bus involved in the crash was not equipped with seatbelts and that the New York State Police is using information from the vehicle's black box to determine the cause of the fatal accident.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the young woman who was killed in this tragic incident and the three injured passengers who are in serious condition," said New York personal injury lawyer Kenneth A. Wilhelm.
Wilhelm also notes that the tour bus that crashed was not equipped with seatbelts. "Under federal law, seatbelts are not required on tour buses. This accident is a reminder of how this lack of requirement needs to change and why seatbelts must become mandatory on all passenger coaches."
Seatbelts can play an important part by preventing passengers from getting ejected, Wilhelm said. "Passenger ejection from buses leads to catastrophic or even fatal injuries. Seatbelts help prevent these types of deadly injuries and keep the passengers buckled to their seats. If passenger cars should have seatbelts, so should tour buses."
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