limo-crash-image In this July 18, 2015 file photo authorities investigate the scene of a fatal crash between a limousine and a truck in Cutchogue, N.Y.

The National Transportation Safety Board has agreed to do something that is rarely ever done. They have agreed to start investigating some limousine accidents, after a lawmaker and others questioned the safety of vehicles modified into stretch and super-stretch limos.ntsb-picture

This statement was given after a July crash that happened in Long Island, NY’s Wine country. A pick-up truck smashed into a limousine carrying 8 women and killing 4 of them. Since then it was said that limousine crashes will be investigated on a case by case basis. NTSB spokesman Eric Weiss noted that they did an investigation on the 2014 New Jersey crash that injured comedian Tracy Morgan who was traveling in a van limousine.

NTSB’s participation in future investigations could help gather data to address safety issues involving the vehicles. Secondary market manufacturers are known to often alter limos after they’ve been constructed by the original manufacturers. NTSB’s participation in future investigations could help gather data to address safety issues involving these vehicles.

 

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