New York, Pat Note and US discussed on Charlie Brennan
And scary New York slamming into a parked car. Robertson, wal chairman of the National Transportation Safety board tells reporters, the crash was devastating. A lot of damage engine compartment pushed back into the front of the car, certainly indications of of high energy impact the driver in seventeen passengers died along with two pedestrians. One family lost four sisters along with three of their husbands. They were celebrating a birthday party somewhat says. His agency job now is finding out why this happened and whether reflects limousine industry problems, this is the most deadly transportation accident or crash that we've seen on US soil since February of two thousand and nine. So it's it's definitely something that we're very interested in investigators have started to release some information about the crash. Some Walt says there weren't skid marks on the road at the accident scene. So it's possible. The driver never hit the brakes. Major Robert Pat note with New York state police says it also appears he shouldn't have been behind the wheel at all. The driver of the limo did not have the appropriate licenses to operate that vehicle. New York governor Andrew Cuomo told reporters this week, the limo failed a state inspection last month, but state and federal investigators say they don't yet know whether driver error or mechanical failures contributed to the crash Pat note says investigators are looking at the scene and the wreckage we're also possession of the airbag control module. What would be considered the Beagles blackbox? Fox. Is being analyzed for post crash data? Pat, no describes this as a criminal investigation and says a total of four vehicles owned by the company prestige limos have been seized under a search warrant. He also confirms the owner Shahad Hussein is currently traveling outside the US in his native Pakistan. The NTSB's Robert somewhat says federal investigators plan to look hard at how the company operated records of prior crashes. Their management of drivers the fatigue management program. Vehicle maintenance driver, fitness for duty. It's been reported that one victim sent a text message Saturday before the accident complaining about the condition of the vehicle. Major Pat node with New York state police says they're hoping to find other communication from passengers that may offer clues we're asking anyone who may have been in contact with the victims before the crash give us a call concerns. Have also been raised about the safety of the intersection where this crash occurred. An intersection that investigators say was recently modified the NTSB says their team will. Look at the new design of the road.