Offbeat Limo involved in fatal crash never should have been on the road, New York governor says

19:50  08 october  2018
19:50  08 october  2018 Source:   nbcnews.com

20 killed in crash involving limo reportedly carrying wedding party

  20 killed in crash involving limo reportedly carrying wedding party The Albany Times Union reported​ the limousine was carrying a wedding party when it crashed at a "notorious" intersectionNEW YORK — Police said Sunday that 20 people were killed in a two-vehicle crash on Saturday in upstate New York. The Albany Times Union reported a limousine was carrying a wedding party when it crashed at the "notorious" intersection of State Route 30 and State Route 30A in the town of Schoharie, about 25 miles west of Albany.

Stretch limousines are modified after manufacturing and are generally not subject to the same safety regulations that are imposed on the protective structures for passenger cars. Such oversized vehicles have been involved in tragic accidents in New York before: In 2015, a limo carrying a bridal party of

Twenty people have been killed in a crash involving a stretch limousine taking people to a party in Image caption Several police units were investigating the fatal incident. The driver was also killed in New York State Police Cpt Richard O'Brien said several separate police units were involved in the

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The limousine involved in an accident that killed 20 people in upstate New York on Saturday, including two pedestrians and all those riding inside, failed an inspection last month and should not have been on the road, according to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

"The owner of the company had no business putting a failed vehicle on the road," Cuomo said on Monday while speaking to press.

Cuomo also said the driver of the vehicle, who has not been identified, did not have the specific license — a commercial driver's license with a passenger endorsement — required to drive the limousine.

It is still not clear whether the limousine crash was the fault of the driver or a malfunction of the vehicle, Cuomo said, but that the National Transportation Safety Board and state police were investigating.

Prestige Limousine, the company responsible for the vehicle, was being sent a cease and desist until the investigation is complete, Cuomo said.

He added that laws and policies in New York state should have prevented the crash, but those laws and policies were broken in this case.

The accident occurred Saturday afternoon when the driver failed to stop at an intersection in Schoharie, New York, and careened into a parking lot before crashing into an unoccupied SUV, which struck the pedestrians, authorities said.

Schumer: Feds haven't done enough to investigate limo safety .
U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer says there are glaring gaps in safety data about limousines because federal officials haven't done enough to investigate limo wrecks. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Sen. Chuck Schumer is pointing a spotlight at the National Transportation Safety Board, which he says hasn't thoroughly investigated a single limousine crash in the last three years.

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