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Passengers are questioning a bus driver’s statement that he was well-rested and alert the morning his tour bus crashed into a pole in New York, killing 15 people on board.

The expert reports that in a lawsuit, a passenger claims the driver fell asleep while driving when the bus wrecked on March 12 while coming home from the Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville, Conn.

The passenger was sitting in the back and saw the bus veer onto the rumble strip three times in a 20-minute period before the crash on Interstate 95 according to his lawyer. He said his client did not see a tractor-trailer careen toward the bus, as the driver claims.

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An accident in Baiting Hollow ended in the death of one and injured eight others. It occurred on Sound Avenue when a tractor-trailer collided with a school bus for special-needs children. So far, it seems that the fatality and most, if not all, of those injured, were adults.

According to a police chief in the area, the bus was the property of Maryhaven Center of Hope in Poor Jefferson. The tractor trailer was carrying a load of sand. According to New York Injury Lawyers, the street is both hilly and curved, which made it easy for the bus and tractor trailer to lose control when they sideswiped each other.

A dispatcher for the Maryhaven Center of Hope told New York Injury Lawyers they are a program for children with special needs. At the time for the accident, there were six students and two staff members on the bus.

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