By Times Union
NEW BALTIMORE – State Police from the Thruway are investigating an accident between a bus and a tractor-trailer early this morning in Greene County.
Troopers said the northbound tractor trailer, driven by Mark Erickson, 47, of Elmira Heights, was trying to make an illegal U-turn at abount 3:15 a.m. when the trailer was struck by a northbound bus driven by Ferenc Weisz, 58, of Brooklyn.
Nine people, including the driver and passenger of the tractor-trailer, the driver of the bus, and six of the bus passengers, were taken to Albany Medical Center with minor injuries.
Erickson was ticketed on a charge of making an illegal U-turn.
The accident happened at mile marker 127.5 in the town of New Baltimore. The northbound lanes of the Thruway were closed and northbound traffic was detoured around the accident onto Route 9W for about three hours.
State Police were assisted by the New Baltimore Fire Department, ambulances from Bethlehem, Catskill, Coxsackie and Ravena, and Thruway maintenance personnel.