Two Indians killed in New York bus accident

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 14:40

New York: At least two Indian tourists were
killed and 35 others injured, three of them seriously, when a
bus carrying them to Niagara Falls veered off a highway near
here.

The bus, which was carrying tourists from Washington DC
to Niagara Falls overturned due to a blown tire in the woods
near Avoca, 55 miles south of Rochester, in New York.

The front tires were relatively new, Dan Ronan of the
American Bus Association said.

Investigations into the black box inside the bus will
offer more clues, about what the engine was doing, how many
hours have been on it and the speed it was running, Robert
Frost of the New York state police Crash Reconstruction Team
said.

It will also give us trouble codes to see if there are
any issues leading up to or during the crash itself," he said.

Meanwhile, New York state police Superintendent Joseph
D Amico said, the driver John DiNardo Jr had no history of
violations.

The tour bus was operated by Bedore Tours of North
Tonawanda which reportedly had no crashes in the last two
years.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 14:40

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