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Owners In NY Fatal Limo Crash Deny Fault, Blame

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Posted on March 6, 2019
New York state law does not require rear vehicle passengers to wear seat belts. Whether any of the passengers in the limousine were actually wearing seat belts is unclear, and is part of the ongoing investigations being conducted by state police and the National Transportation Safety Board. (Flickr.com image by Marco Verch)

New York state law does not require rear vehicle passengers to wear seat belts. Whether any of the passengers in the limousine were actually wearing seat belts is unclear, and is part of the ongoing investigations being conducted by state police and the National Transportation Safety Board. (Flickr.com image by Marco Verch)

SCHOHARIE, N.Y. -- The owners of Prestige Limousine are denying responsibility for the limousine crash in Schoharie last October that claimed 20 lives.

In the first defense filing in a civil lawsuit against the company and father-son owner-operators Shahed and Nauman Hussain, the company denies a number of allegations that the stretch limousine had failed inspections and been kept on the road anyway, and that the defendants were guilty of "gross negligence."

The motion was in response to the wrongful death case brought by Thomas and Donna Rivenburg on behalf of their daughter, Amanda Rivenburg, 29, of Colonie, who was one of 17 passengers killed in the Oct. 6 crash.

Daily Gazette (Schenectday, N.Y,) article here

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NY Governor Drops Stretch Limo Ban For Now

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Related Topics: accidents, fatalities, lawsuits, legal issues, limo crashes, New York operators, passenger safety

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Comments ( 1 )
  • Anthony

     | about 3 months ago

    These slum taxi limo operators are crazy!!!! Their junk, non maintained vehicle killed everyone aboard Check the tires i bet they are 2004 tired.. check the exhaust... probably rusted Its good that at least a passenger texted a family member to voice her complaint about a junk limousine that they were riding in. What ever the charges are, they will be multiplied x 23 for all the lifes that they caused their death

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