The bus was traveling from John F. Kennedy International Airport along the Southern State Parkway, which does not allow commercial vehicles. The driver, who was not from the area, was not aware that the parkway system has lower overpasses.
"I don't think he (the driver) had any awareness. If you look at the damage, it was a high-impact strike," New York State Police Maj. David Candelaria told USA Today. "We are very lucky. This could have been tragic."