1 dead, 11 injured after bus coming from Montreal crashes in New York’s Adirondacks

Montreal bus crash

On Friday afternoon, a FlixBus traveling from Montreal to New York City rolled over on Interstate 87 in Lake George. It leave 1 person dead and 11 others injured. New York State Police are currently investigating the crash that occurred approximately 260 kilometers south of Montreal.

According to the police report, there were 23 people on board, including the driver. One passenger sustained serious injuries, while 10 others suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The deceased and the patient in critical condition at Albany Medical Center are both Canadian, as confirmed by Global Affairs Canada.

FlixBus spokesperson Mike Ogulnick stated that the bus crashed just before 1 p.m. and that it was en route from Montreal to Manhattan. Emergency services responded promptly, with 12 ambulances from eight rescue squads rushing to the scene. French translators were on hand to assist the predominantly French-speaking Canadian passengers, along with some Swiss passengers.

Airlifting one patient to Albany, N.Y., for evaluation, others were transported to Glens Falls Hospital, with the last patient discharged on Saturday morning. Red Cross spokesperson Mike Tripodi mentioned that uninjured passengers were taken to the Lake George Fire Station, with psychological support being provided.

The Red Cross arranged accommodations at the Fort William Henry Hotel for the passengers, and efforts are underway to organize transportation to New York City for those who wish to continue their journey.

Sumann Senguptaa

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