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Four People Killed in New York Bus Accident

Much mystery still surrounds the deadly bus accident in Syracuse, New York last week that left four people dead.

The double-decker bus was on its way to Toronto, Canada whenit apparently crashed into a low hanging bridge. Three men and one woman were killed in theaccident. All four passengers wereseated in the top deck of the bus, and received the full impact of the crash. The bus, a Megabus, hit the railroad overpassand the impact almost sheared off the top portion of the bus. Several passengers were injured in theaccident, many of them critically.

According to investigators, the bus was not able to clearthe low hanging span. Typically, there is a flashing yellow light atthe site which alerts drivers to the low bridge. The driver seems to have missed thislight.

However, according to the company, the bus driver was noton his designated route either. Authorities say they believe the driver misseda turn when the road split, and got lost. There is no indication about why the driver was on another route. Even the route he was on was not part thealternate route that is prescribed by the bus company. Coach USA which operates Megabus, also believesthe driver made a mistake while traveling on that particular route.

According to representatives for Coach USA, this was thefirst accident involving a company bus, since its launch in 2006. The company has assured investigators that itwill cooperate with the probe.

The site has been the scene of accidents in the past. According to the New York Department ofTransportation, the railway bridge has been a factor in several accidentsrecently.

The NewYork bus accident lawyers at Godosky and Gentile represent persons injuredin auto and bus accidents in New York City and around the state of New York.

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