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Bus Loaded With NYC Prisoners Overturns On NY State Thruway In Ramapo

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Rescue teams on the scene of an accident on the New York Thruway involving a corrections bus carrying prisoners. (credit: CBS 2)

Rescue teams on the scene of an accident on the New York Thruway involving a corrections bus carrying prisoners. (credit: CBS 2)

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RAMAPO, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A bus transporting 16 prisoners from New York City flipped onto its side on Interstate 87 near Ramapo on Wednesday.

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The New York City Department of Correction said the accident took place between Exits 14A and 14B.

1010 WINS’ Al Jones reports

No life-threatening injuries were reported, and at least three people were spotted getting into an ambulance.

The bus also was carrying three DOC staffers.

A New York City Correction bus is seen after turning over on the New York Thruway - Ramapo, NY - Jan 4, 2012 (credit: Sean Adams / WCBS 880)

A New York City Correction bus is seen after turning over on the New York Thruway - Ramapo, NY - Jan 4, 2012 (credit: Sean Adams / WCBS 880)

All inmates and staff were escorted off the bus, the DOC said. Some prisoners at the scene were spotted standing and handcuffed.

The prisoners and staffers were taken to an area hospital following the crash.

The bus was bound for Ulster Correctional Facility, a medium-security prison. The prisoners were being transported there after being held in New York City for court appearances.

The bus apparently rolled over after being cut off on the Thruway. A spokesman told the Associated Press there was no escape attempt.

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