Limo Crash Kills 20 People in New York
A passenger expressed their concern minutes before a limo crashed and killed 20 people in New York.
According to Nytimes, the company ( Prestige Limousine ) had repeatedly failed motor vehicle inspections and the driver did not have a proper license, according to state officials and federal transportation records.
A passenger in the limo sent a text to her friend prior to the accident. Melissa Healey, the friend and maid of honor at Ms. McGowan’s wedding this past summer, shared the texts with The New York Times.
“The motor is making everyone deaf,” wrote Ms. McGowan, before Ms. Healey asked from where they rented the car.
Ms. McGowan responded that she wasn’t sure, but then added, “When we get to brewery we will all b deaf.”
New York Times noted,
A review of federal transportation records show that the company, which currently had three vehicles, had failed inspections, though the records did not provide details about the failures.
Governor Cuomo stated “the driver did not have the appropriate driver’s license to be operating that vehicle,” saying he needed a commercial driver’s license.
The governor also said that the limousine involved in the accident had been inspected last month and failed that inspection and “was not supposed to be on the road.”
But he cautioned that the cause of the accident had not been determined, noting they were looking at both mechanical malfunction and driver error. The state has already issued a cease-and-desist order to prevent Prestige Limousine from operating.