US Transportation Board To Probe Limo Crashes

Sep 17, 2015

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The National Transportation Safety Board has agreed to investigate some limousine accidents, something it has rarely done.

The announcement follows July's crash in Long Island, New York's wine country, when a pickup truck smashed into a limousine, killing four women.

An NTSB spokesman says the federal agency will investigate limousine crashes on a case-by-case basis, noting the agency investigated the 2014 crash in New Jersey that injured comedian Tracy Morgan.

Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer says the decision resulted from a letter he sent to the NTSB. He says some limousines are taken to body shops and stretched — creating possible safety hazards.

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