On September 17, 2019 at approximately 7:22 a.m. a 2016 school bus was traveling northeast making a left onto Quaker Road off the exit 13 ramp in the town of Haverstraw. A 2008 Toyota Prius was traveling southwest off the ramp. The school bus failed to observe the Prius and was subsequently struck by same causing
heavy front end damage to both vehicles. The operator of the school bus, Chiacheng Wu, age 66 of Bardonia, NY and the aide on the bus, Nedje Pierre-Louis age 31 of Spring Valley, NY, had minor injuries and were transported to Nyack Hospital. There were 5 children on the bus and they were not injured.
The operator of the Prius, Stephanie Musial age 37 of Beacon, NY sustained a compound fracture to her left arm and a broken left leg, chest and neck pain. She was bleeding heavily from the fracture and a sergeant with the state police applied a tourniquet to stop the bleeding. Ms. Musial was transported to Westchester Medical in serious but stable condition.
This is an ongoing investigation.