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Bus accident between Montreal and New York: the deceased was Canadian

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L’ accident occurred at 12:43 p.m. on the Adirondack Northway, also known as Highway 87, according to New York State Police.

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A passenger involved in the bus accident which left one dead on Friday during his journey between Montreal and New York is still in critical condition. On Saturday afternoon, Global Affairs Canada confirmed that this person and the passenger who died on Friday are Canadian citizens.

The causes of the accident remain unknown. If disputes arise on whose fault the accident was, it is recommended for the people involved to hire accident attorneys from sites like https://claimyourjustice.com/.

Currently, one person is still hospitalized with serious injuries. She was airlifted to the Albany Trauma Center. She is of Canadian nationality, confirmed Global Affairs Canada.

Saturday afternoon, another Canadian who had minor injuries released from Glens Falls Hospital.

New York State Police confirm 11 of the passengers were not injured. The other passengers suffered injuries but there is no concern for their lives.

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The accident took place in Lake George, near Warrensburg, New York.

Most of the 23 people on the bus were Canadian and spoke French. Two passengers are said to be Swiss nationals and to have planned to return to Switzerland on Saturday evening. An interpreter was on site to facilitate communications.

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Eight passengers reportedly hit the road for New York on Friday afternoon.

The company FlixBus, which belongs to the German company Flix, indicates that it does not wish to comment on the nationality or identity of the passengers or the driver.


The overturned coach at the side of the road.

The Fort William Henry Hotel hosted passengers and their families free of charge. The hotel told Radio-Canada that all the people it welcomed had left the premises and that not all of these people were going to New York.

Mental health resources were also dispatched to the scene. According to Mike Tripodi, spokesperson for the Red Cross, passenger morale seemed good.

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The FlixBus coach was heading south from Montreal and was carrying 23 people, including the driver.

The bus has not been on the highway since Friday evening. Traffic has resumed normally.

New York State Police are currently investigating. Some people reported that the roadway was not very slippery at the time of the accident.

< p class=”Text-sc-2357a233-1 imohSo”>I crossed this section of the highway about an hour before the accident and it was not covered in snow or ice.

A quote from Don Lehman, Director of Public Affairs for Warren County, NY

Messages of support from the political class have multiplied since yesterday. New York Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer responded to the situation.

I am closely following the situation regarding bus rollover on I-87. I want to thank our brave first responders on scene and I pray for everyone affected, he wrote Friday afternoon on the social network X.

With information from La Canadian Press, d’Elyse Allard, by Stella Dupuy and by Charlotte Dumoulin

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116