Lever & Ecker, PLLC August 18, 2021 Car Accidents
Tragedy struck on August 14th when a tour bus headed to Niagara Falls crashed, sending all 57 occupants and the bus driver to the hospital for injuries. The bus, traveling from Fishkill, New York, was heading westbound on Interstate 90 in Brutus when it inexplicably veered off of the highway near Exit 40 and rolled over onto the grassy shoulder.
The bus was operated by Fermin P. Vasquez, age 66, of Wingdale, and owned by JTR Transportation, a company based out of Poughkeepsie. Mr. Vasquez reportedly received a chemical test pursuant to state regulations, but the results of the test have not yet been publicly disclosed.
27 victims were transferred to Auburn Community Hospital. Two of the victims were transferred to SUNY upstate with serious injuries. Several others were transported to Crouse Hospital. Many of the bus passengers were reported to be families with small children.
The investigation into the cause of the accident is still ongoing.
We at Lever & Ecker, PLLC, mourn the devastation this accident caused. Victims of such a terrible accident undoubtedly have many questions and concerns. If you or a family member were a victim of the Niagara Falls tour bus crash, you can reach our firm any time of day or night by calling 914-288-9191. Our offices are located conveniently at 120 Bloomingdale Road, Suite 401, White Plains, New York, and we represent injured victims throughout the state.
The Lever & Ecker legal team is here for you.