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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