Limousine Crash: The accident occurred when a limousine rushed downhill and ran over several people in the vicinity of the Apple Barrel Country Store, around 1:55 pm on Saturday.
Twenty people were killed Saturday in a serious accident involving a limousine in Schoharie, in the US state of New York, police and the local press reported Sunday.
The accident was recorded yesterday in a place about 270 kilometers north of the metropolis of New York.
Limousine Crash in Upstate New York
According to local newspaper The Times Union, agents of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigate the incident as a mass casualty incident after a limousine rushed down the hill and ran over several people in The vicinity of the Apple Barrel Country Store, around 1:55 pm on Saturday.
The police indicated that another vehicle was involved in the accident, without clarifying further details about the causes.
According to The Times Union, it is not clear how many victims were inside the cars or how many on the street. The parking lot in front of the cafe was full of people and vehicles parked when the accident was recorded.
A large number of rescuers came to the scene of the accident on Saturday, the newspaper added. Several injured were taken by helicopter to a hospital in nearby Albany, the capital of New York State.
The first reports of a serious accident in Schoharie emerged on Saturday night, noting that it was a service limousine for weddings, although this Sunday there was still no confirmation about it.
Some evidence about the identity of the victims appeared this Sunday afternoon after a GoFundMe page was created.
A Delmar woman who is a friend of the family created a page that is raising money for two girls who lost their parents in the accident on Saturday. Contacted by the Times Union Sunday said that the family does not want to talk about the tragedy.
A spokesman for the NTSB, which handles investigations of major vehicular disasters, confirmed on Sunday that investigators were heading to the area and are expected to remain there for days to determine the cause of the accident.
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