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Thu Oct 11, 2018, 09:27 AM

Limo Firms Operator Is Charged in Fatal Upstate New York Crash

Oct. 10, 2018
ALBANY — Almost immediately after a limousine crashed in upstate New York and killed 20 people, investigators bore down on the limousine company, which had a record of repeated safety violations. On Wednesday, they made their first move against the company, arresting its operator outside Albany and charging him with criminally negligent homicide.
The operator, Nauman Hussain, had been issued written violations earlier this year after vehicle inspections by the State Police and the state Department of Transportation, said George P. Beach II, the superintendent of the State Police.
Mr. Hussain is the son of Shahed Hussain, the owner of Prestige Limousine.
The driver whom Nauman Hussain hired — Scott Lisinicchia, who died in the accident — “should not be operating the type of vehicle involved in Saturday’s crash,” the superintendent said.
Mr. Hussain had also ignored orders from the transportation department that the limousine “should not have been on the road,’’ Superintendent Beach said.

“The sole responsibility for that motor vehicle being on the road this Saturday rests with Nauman Hussain,” he added.
Mr. Hussain, 28, was taken into custody by the State Police during a traffic stop on a highway in Watervliet, N.Y. He was charged with one count of criminally negligent homicide involving all 20 crash victims, and arraigned early Wednesday evening in Cobleskill, about 10 miles from the crash site in the small town of Schoharie.
He pleaded not guilty, and was released after posting $50,000 bail.
Superintendent Beach would not say whether Mr. Hussain’s father could also face charges, but he noted that the investigation was continuing and additional charges may be in the offing.
The arrest came four days after a stretch limousine, rented out by Prestige, ran through a stop sign, struck two pedestrians and a parked car, and landed in a shallow ravine. All 17 passengers and the limousine’s driver were killed, as were two pedestrians.
The arrest is the latest development in a fast-moving investigation that has focused on the 2001 Ford Excursion limousine, which had repeatedly failed inspections, including one as recently as last month.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/10/nyregion/nauman-hussain-arrested-limo-crash.html

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Reply Limo Firms Operator Is Charged in Fatal Upstate New York Crash (Original post)
oflguy Oct 11 OP
foia Oct 11 #1
Badsamm Oct 11 #2
Wyntir Oct 11 #3
Badsamm Oct 11 #4
rampartb Oct 11 #5
oflguy Oct 11 #6
rampartb Oct 12 #7
oflguy Oct 12 #8

Response to oflguy (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 11:29 AM

1. Only one count?

I hope they end up charging him with 19 more.

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Response to oflguy (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 11:52 AM

2. Sad so many died but going after the owner when the driver blew through a stop sign

Is bullshit.

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Response to Badsamm (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 12:34 PM

3. Further in article

It also was cited for a dangling brake line that could make contact with one of its tires. The limousine’s warning light for its hydraulic-braking system was staying on, the report showed. The owner was also faulted for not addressing problems noted in an earlier inspection.An inspection report on the same limousine in March found that same brake-warning light had remained lit and that its braking system was not working properly. The limousine was ordered out of service because its rear emergency exit window and a right-side emergency door were inoperable.



Yeah this may be the owner's problem and not the drivers

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Response to Wyntir (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 02:31 PM

4. Its just like the Mueller case, if you look hard enough

You will eventually find something on somebody. Somebody in the DAs office is looking for a career advancement. No way those things mentioned caused this accident. And I think you know that.

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Response to oflguy (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 08:10 PM

5. why is he being prosecuted by the nanny state

why was he not required by the market to provide safe limosine service without intervention of the nanny state?

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Response to rampartb (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 09:42 PM

6. Favoritism?

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Response to oflguy (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 04:22 AM

7. the market plays favorites?

i like the idea of letting the market decide. every time i call a taxi i could research the driver's moving violations for myself. not that there would be any moving violations without the nanny state and their damned blue flashing lights.

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Response to rampartb (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 09:46 AM

8. So you prefer an ambulance in the valley compared to a fence on the cliff?

To keep em in line? Thats what happened here when the limousine service ignored the nanny

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