Tour bus full of riders overturns on NY roadway



CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) — A bus carrying more than 30 passengers aboard overturned Wednesday night on an upstate New York highway, but there were no immediate confirmed reports of casualties.

A dispatcher for the Broome County Sheriff’s Department says 4 people were seriously injured and 36 people suffered only minor injuries. He says the accident happened just after 7 p.m. Wednesday on Interstate 81 in the southbound lane near Whitney Point.

Two local hospitals said they were treating 16 patients from the crash, most had minor injuries.

Wilson Hospital spokesman John Tooley said EMS were still doing triage at the scene.

Tour bus industry safety has drawn heightened attention since a New York crash in March killed 15 people.