NY high schoolers injured when bus strikes overpass

Police and firefighters respond to the crash involving a charter bus packed with teens

Police and firefighters respond to the crash involving a charter bus packed with teens

Video and pictures from the scene shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday on the Southern State Parkway in Hempstead show the roof of the bus completely mangled.

Trucks and buses are not allowed on the Southern State Parkway due to the low overpasses.

A roadside sign posted by the state on the overpass in Lakeview, just east of New York City, says the clearance at its lowest point is 7 feet, 7 inches (2.3 meters). The Nassau County police and the Lakeview Volunteer Fire Department set up a mass-casualty treatment triage and saved lives. Two of the injuries were serious, five were moderate and the remainder were minor, police said in a press release.

The bus was carrying 38 children, 5 chaperones and the driver. The bus was operated by Irvington, New Jersey-based Journey Bus Lines.

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The investigation also revealed Gaston was utilizing a non-commercial vehicle Global Positioning System device, with a planned route via the Belt and Southern State Parkway, according to police.

"Safety is our top priority, and while we can't comment on an ongoing investigation, throughout this area there is signage indicating height restrictions and making clear that commercial vehicles are prohibited from driving on parkways", Morrissey said. The bus was stopped between the right lane and the road's shoulder. It is struck from beneath by tall vehicles an average of three times per year, according to the news site.

In December, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a $4.3 million project to install an electronic warning system that detects when oversized vehicles enter parkways. He will undergo a drug and alcohol test.

Emergency responders used ladders, placed against the side of the bus, to get the passengers off of the vehicle. The top of the bus was sheared off by the impact of the crash.

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