Family member of Schoharie limo crash victim: ‘NYS government failed us’

The father of one of the victims of a fatal limo crash in Schoharie County last year says he is disappointed in what he calls a lack of “substantive” action regarding limo safety this legislative session.

He is calling on the state government to do more, and even enter into a special session if needed.

Kevin Cushing’s son, Patrick, was among 20 people killed in the October crash in Schoharie. In a statement released Tuesday, Cushing took members of the New York Legislature to task.

“Our disappointment now turns to anger as legislators finger point and play the blame game – the Senate blaming the Assembly and the Assembly blaming the Senate,” his statement read. “The reality is that the NYS government failed us. They failed the Cutchogue families in Long Island. They’ve failed the next limousine victims that will perish needlessly because the State failed to act.”

Four women were killed in the 2015 crash in Long Island. As for the October crash in Schoharie, investigators say the limo involved was not fit to be on the road. The driver, Nauman Hussain, was indicted on 20 counts each of criminally negligent homicide and manslaughter.

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