Survivors of deadly bus crash sue Canadian company in U.S.

A teenager was killed and many others injured when a bus operated by Quebec City-based J'ai mon...

A teenager was killed and many others injured when a bus operated by Quebec City-based J'ai mon Voyage flipped onto its side and slid along an upstate New York highway south of North Hudson before ending up in the grassy median. JOEL LEMAY / QMI AGENCY

Marie-Eve Dumont, QMI Agency<

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MONTREAL -- Twenty Canadian tourists injured in an upstate New York bus crash that killed a teenage girl have turned to the U.S. justice system to sue a Quebec City bus company.

Lawyer Edward Jazlowiecki tells QMI Agency that they're suing in New York because American courts pay out more money than Canadian judges.

A young woman was killed on July 18 when a bus rolled over on Interstate 87 near North Hudson NY, about 200 km south of Montreal.


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Dozens of others were injured in the crash, which involved Quebec tourists on their way to a three-day trip to New York City.

The Fleur de Lys bus company and the tour booker monvoyage.com are named in the suit.

Jazlowiecki, who specializes in defending crash victims, said there have been several bus crashes on I-87.

With its long straight roads, Jazlowiecki said it's common for drivers to fall asleep at the wheel.

That's exactly what happened in the Fleur de Lys crash, said the lawyer.

 

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