Truck Strikes Greyhound Bus on I-81 North of Binghamton
Two people were hurt when an out-of-control truck collided with a Greyhound bus on Interstate 81 in Broome County.
Authorities say the crash occurred in the Town of Lisle around 11:06 a.m. Thursday.
According to the Broome County Sheriff's Office, there were 35 passengers on the bus. Two sustained minor injuries. One of them was taken to Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City.
Investigators say 62-year-old George Koestner of Jonestown, Pennsylvania, was driving the large box truck south on I-81 when the vehicle veered of the left shoulder onto the grass. When Koestner tried to steer the truck back onto the highway, it bounced on the edge of the road.
The truck crossed into the right lane, striking the bus, which was driven by 64-year-old Kevin Carr of Syracuse.
The truck smashed into the driver's side of the bus. The truck was towing a trailer with a vehicle on it, which was undamaged.
Deputies cited Koestner for unsafe lane change. The traffic summons will be handled by Lisle town court.
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