NY State Police from the Thruway are investigating an accident between a coach-bus and a tractor-trailer early this morning in Greene County.
Troopers said the tractor trailer was trying to make an illegal U-turn at about 3:15 a.m. when the trailer was struck by a northbound bus driven by a Brooklyn resident.
Nine people – including the driver and passenger of the tractor-trailer, the driver of the bus, and six of the bus passengers – were taken to Albany Medical Center with minor injuries.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was ticketed on a charge of making an illegal U-turn.
The accident happened at mile marker 127.5 in the town of New Baltimore on the NYS Thruway (Interstate 87).
Heiman’s Bus Company makes a daily trips between NYC and Canada.
A public thanks must be given to Major (Troop Commander) Robert C. Meyers of NYSP “Troop T” along with the Troopers who operated on the scene, for being sensitive to the needs of the passengers of the bus – who were members of the Orthodox Jewish Community.
(Source: Times Union / YW-88 / YW-112)