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Thu Oct 11, 2018, 05:08 AM

Limo company operator in New York crash charged with homicide

COBLESKILL, N.Y. (Reuters) - The operator of a limousine company that owned the vehicle involved in a crash that killed 20 people in upstate New York was charged on Wednesday with criminally negligent homicide, court officials in Cobleskill, New York, said.

Nauman Hussain, 28, was charged with one felony count related to the deadliest U.S. transportation accident in nearly a decade. All 20 victims were listed on the charging document.

Hussain was released on $150,000 bail by a court in Cobbleskill, near the state capital, Albany. The judge entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.

The arraignment was held several miles (km) from the crash site in Schoharie, where a candlelight vigil was being held for the victims.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-new-york-crash/limo-company-operator-in-new-york-crash-charged-with-homicide-idUSKCN1MK2AE

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Thu Oct 11, 2018, 08:51 AM

1. This should be extensively publicized. Commercial vehicle owners have responsibilities.

Much of the reporting of fines is directed at the drivers. Owners need to be reminded that they are also in jeopardy of fines and jail.

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Fri Oct 12, 2018, 02:06 AM

2. From the local paper here: The deceased driver is now blamed for a 2015 crash that injured 2

Limousine driver blamed for crash that injured two in Glens Falls

GLENS FALLS ó The crash happened in a blink of an eye, a driver blew through a stop sign on Warren Street, hitting a Cadillac Escalade sport-utility vehicle in the side and flipping it over, pushing it into a parked car.

Two people were hurt, and the driver was ticketed for failing to yield the right of way at the intersection of Jay and Warren streets after the Nov. 30, 2015 crash.

Police said the driver to blame was Scott Lisinicchia, the 53-year-old Queensbury man who was driving a limousine that crashed in Schoharie County last weekend, killing Lisinicchia and 19 others.

Lisinicchia lacked the proper commercial driverís license and the limousine he was driving had failed inspection at the time of the fatal crash. Weeks before the crash, State Police had stopped him in the limousine and warned him it should not be on the road, and he could not legally drive it, according to a report in the Albany Times-Union.

The man who had been running the limousine company, Nauman Hussain of Cohoes, was charged Wednesday with criminally negligent homicide.

A friend of one of the drivers whose vehicles were damaged by Lisinicchia notified The Post-Star of the 2015 crash, saying the public needed to know about his driving history and that he had caused a crash years earlier by going through a stop sign in the same manner as in Schoharie.


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