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Bus accident on I-95

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A casino bus crash on I-95 in New Rochelle injured 24 people early Wednesday morning.

State police say the bus was traveling from Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut to Queens when it lost control while heading south on I-95 in New Rochelle about 6:20 a.m.

Police say the bus struck a center median barrier, crossed over three southbound lanes and then slid about 500 feet along an outer barrier before coming at a stop.  

There were 23 people on board and everyone, including the driver, was sent to Jacobi Medical Center, Sound Shore Medical Center and Mount Vernon Hospital. None of the victims had serious injuries and were treated for cuts, bruises and sore necks. 

New Rochelle Fire Chief Louis DiMeglio said when rescuers arrived, the injured driver Wei Chen, was the only person found outside the bus, about 150 feet away.

Thruway authorities said they're not sure if Chen was ejected by force of the crash or if he jumped off.

The driver hasn't been ticketed or charged the driver yet, pending the investigation.


There was no information on where the bus was traveling to or from and the exact number of passengers on-board. 

Wednesday's accident took place not far from the site of a fatal casino bus crash that killed 15 people in the Bronx last year.

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