Tracie Hunte, Assistant Producer, WNYC News
Tracie Hunte is an Assistant Producer in the WNYC Newsroom.
Twenty-four people were hurt Wednesday after the driver of a bus returning from the Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut lost control and crashed on Interstate 95.
The accident happened near New Rochelle shortly after 6 a.m. Everyone, including the driver, suffered minor injuries.
State police say the driver of the bus, 48-year-old Chen Wei of Brooklyn, lost control and hit the highway's median. The bus then veered across three lanes of traffic, hitting the guardrail, and skidded before coming to a stop.
The cause of the accident is under investigation. Police say the driver was not in the bus when first responders arrived.
The bus — operated by Star Tag Tours — was on its way to Flushing, Queens.
In March 2011, 15 people were killed when a bus returning to New York City from Mohegan Sun crashed on Interstate 95.
The National Transportation Safety Board later found that driver fatigue contributed to the accident.