Highland woman killed in Shandaken bus crash

Monday, January 8 at 2:18 p.m. a 2002 Kia, operated by Barbara Hyde, 74 of Highland, was traveling west on State Route 28 in the town of Shandaken when she lost control of her vehicle on the snow covered roadway and crossed over into the eastbound lane striking an Ulster County Area Transit Bus traveling east.

Hyde died at the scene. Her passenger was transported to Mid Hudson Regional Hospital where she is listed in critical condition. The operator of the bus was not injured. There were no passengers on the bus.

State Police were assisted by the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office, the Olive and Shandaken Police Departments and the Olive and Phoenicia Fire Departments.


There are 2 comments

  1. Marc

    I just want to say that although it may not apply to this accident, I often see a UCAT bus idling without passengers on the side of the road in the eastbound direction just before the Boiceville Market. I don’t know what it is doing waiting there but it makes it very difficult to exit the businesses on that strip if one is turning left or west bound as the bus blocks the view of oncoming traffic. . While I am not saying this was at the fault of the driver of the bus, I want to bring attention to this situation as I feel it creates a dangerous situation.

  2. Mt

    The bus is sitting there because it was running ahead of schedule and had to wait until it was the time it should be there. But i do agree it should stop elsewhere as it is blocking the view of cars trying to exit the Boiceville market.

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