Posted: Aug 4, 2011 6:54 AM by Kate Richards
WHITNEY POINT, N.Y. (AP) - Police say a tour bus mainly carrying Polish tourists was going too fast during a downpour when it crashed and flipped over on an upstate New York highway, leaving 30 people with minor injuries.
State police Sgt. William Ramsing says 14 people were treated and released at a hospital after the Wednesday night accident. They included a woman who was trapped beneath the bus.
Emergency crews dug the woman out from underneath the bus.
State Police Sgt. Todd Burdick told the Press and Sun-Bulletin of Binghamton that heavy rain and speed too fast for conditions caused the accident.
The crash occurred on a rural stretch of Interstate 81 near Whitney Point, about 15 miles north of Binghamton. Burdick says the bus was traveling from Niagara Falls to Trenton, N.J.