Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Bus transporting inmates turns over in Monsey!


(Scroll down for video) A New York City Dept. of Correction bus overturned on the New York State Thruway in Ramapo, New York on Wednesday morning.
State Police say 16 inmates and three prison staffers were aboard the bus when it turned onto its side at about 10:40 a.m. on its way to the Ulster Correctional facility.
The driver was reportedly pinned. Several of the inmates and the staffers suffered minor injuries, according to Dept. of Correction officials.
Injured prisoners were placed on stretchers.  Staff and inmates were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern.
Video from SkyFoxHD showed several inmates wearing brown jumpsuits standing alongside the bus.
"It was a traffic accident and nothing more than that," Sharman Stein, spokeswoman for the city's Correction Dept. told the Associated Press.
The bus apparently had been cut off by another vehicle, added State police.
All northbound lanes at mile marker 25.5 between Exits 14 A and 14B reopened just before 2 p.m.  There were heavy traffic delays through the area as police tried to control the accident scene and the prisoners. Crews began uprighting the bus at about 12:30 p.m.





The inmates were returning to the Ulster Correctional facility-- a medium-security prison-- following a stay in a New York City jail for court appearances.

NYC Correction Bus Overturns On Thruway: MyFoxNY.com

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