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Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Limo had unlicensed driver, failed inspection before deadly crash

The limo that crashed upstate, killing 20 people, failed a safety inspection just last month — and its driver wasn’t licensed to be behind the wheel, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.

“The driver of the vehicle, the quote-unquote limousine, did not have the appropriate license to be operating that vehicle. Second, that vehicle was inspected by the New York State Department of Transportation last month and failed inspection and was not supposed to be on the road,” Cuomo told reporters at the Columbus Day parade in Manhattan.

“The owner of the company — in my opinion, because there’ll be legal consequences — the owner of the company had no business putting [a] failed vehicle on the road. So we’ll go through the whole situation, but sometimes we have the laws, we have the regulations, they’re broken,” the governor said.

The vehicle’s operator, Prestige Limousine Chauffeur Service, has had an overall dismal track history on safety, according to records from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.



Anonymous said...

pakistani set up with funds from the fbi! obama's legacy?

Anonymous said...

So its the operators fault? Not the Limo? And you have laws but people dont always follow them. What to do what to do?

Assault Limo ban.

We cant trust anyone with a limo. To dangerous. Only the wealthy and politicians are allowed to use them. Of course we will sell you an extremly expensive Tax stamp and your kids can use them for weddings and prom. But they will be heavily regulated. AND lets not forget about the background checks.

Anonymous said...

More to the point, a couple of years back there was another limo crash in NY which caused fatalities because of lapses. A panel to fix the legal and administrative issues was recommended but Governor Cuomo took no action to appoint or pursue.

But you can bet he'll have his hat in the 2020 ring along with HandsyJoe, Spartacus, Camisole, Hillary coughcough,Fauxahontas and the creepy porn lawyer.

Anonymous said...

very sad and tragic but...Cumo jumpung the gun before a full investigation is even started!! trying to cover his arse? the state has Culpability on this issue also. the accident prone danergerous intersection, state allows 18 people in a limo?

Anonymous said...

And the owner was a terrorist sympathizer. I'm not sure this wasn't a planned terrorist attack.