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.