This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
A Quebec bus carrying tourists crashed in New York State on the Adirondack Northway, i.e. about 110 kilometres south of Plattsburgh at around 7:30 am on Friday morning. Reports confirm that the bus turned onto the median and rolled onto its side near the town of North Hudson.
According to the Commander of New York State Police, Major Richard Smith, the investigators are looking into the crash site and having a dialogue with the 61-year-old male driver to determine the cause of the crash. The bus belonged to Autobus Fleur de Lys registered in Charny, Quebec. The company has explained that the bus driver has at least 30 years’ experience and a clean driving record. New York State Police confirmed that one passenger was killed while several other remain injured, since almost 36 have shifted to a nearby hospital out of which three are in critical condition.
The bus was charted by the tour company Jaimonvoyage.com, a spokesperson of which, Nancy Trudelle, explained that there were 55 passengers on the bus from Longueuil, Trois-Rivières and Quebec City. A reporter on the scene described that “a lot of them appeared to be in their twenties, a few of them seemed a bit older,” adding that “Police were talking to people as best they could, many seemed to only speak French.” Trudelle alleged they are not aware of the current condition of many passengers yet but none-injured passengers are scheduled to be brought back to Quebec Thursday afternoon.