NY Megabus accident update, names of passengers treated in hospitals released

NY Megabus accident update, names of passengers treated in hospitals released

Syracuse : NY : USA | Sep 11, 2010 at 9:52 PM PDT
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A double-decker Megabus carrying 27 passengers was traveling north on Onondaga Lake Parkway when it slammed into the bridge at about 2:30 a.m. and rolled onto its side. Four people died. The driver and other passengers were taken to area hospitals with injuries ranging from minor to critical. Names were released according to Syracuse/Post-standard.

Bus driver John Tomaszewski, 59, of Yardville, N.J., is in serious condition at Upstate University Hospital.

Those passengers who remain hospitalized are:

Lo Wah Chu, 55, Pennsylvania, Upstate University Hospital, critical

Christine Alderman, 44, New York City, Upstate University Hospital, serious

Carl Kerr, 51, Pennsylvania, Crouse Hospital, serious

Mabel Tabb, 79, Crouse Hospital, serious

Those who were treated and released are:

Valbhiv Kothari, 21, Pennsylvania

Pradeesh Nair, 25, Pennsylvania

Pavan Nukgia, 23, Pennsylvania

Ahyeon Park, 23, Ontario

Gregory DeAntonio, 33, Pennsylvania

Tien Nguyen, 27, Maryland

Raymond Reed, 72, Ontario

Reena Rai, 36, Pennsylvania

Jessica Arnold, 23, Ontario

Mythili Soundararajan, 36, Maryland

Laura Treadway, 24, Pennsylvania

Maja Nikolic, age unknown, Ontario

Lee Veeraraghan, 27, Pennsylvania

Vicki Reed, age unknown, Ontario

Jeremiah Covey, 32, Delaware

Tran Nguyen, age and home unknown

Candice Burks, 26, New Jersey

Sarah Haney, 24, Pennsylvania

Branislav Nikolic, 25, Ontario

Trevor Janega, 23, Pennsylvania

Unfortunately, the double-decker bus was too tall to clear the bridge. The crash crushed the top level of the bus, and it peeled it back.

The double-decker Philadelphia-to-Toronto Megabus that crashed Saturday into a bridge over Onondaga Lake Parkway, killing four people, apparently missed a turn en route to a scheduled stop in Syracuse.

The tragic accident undergoes further investigation, the driver cannot divulged much information as he's in critical condition.

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The wreckage of a Megabus accident, closed the Onondaga Lake Parkway, NY photo credit/Peter Chen/The Post-Standard
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