Double-decker bus crashes; 4 killed
SALINA, N.Y. (AP) – 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 Saturday in a wreck that killed four passengers and critically injured others, authorities said.
The Megabus was carrying 29 people, including the driver, when it rammed the bridge around 2:30 a.m. in Salina, a suburb of Syracuse in central New York.
Four passengers and the driver, identified as John Tomaszewski, 59, of Yardville, N.J., remained hospitalized Saturday night, according to Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin Walsh.
One passenger was in critical condition and the other four, including the driver, were in serious condition, but were expected to survive, Walsh said.
Twenty passengers were treated and released, said Don Carmichael, a senior vice president at Coach USA, which operates Megabus.