An accident during the snowfall Monday evening in New Paltz involving a chartered bus reportedly carrying extras from the Showtime series Billions, which had been shooting scenes at Mohonk Mountain House, resulted in eight injuries.
New Paltz Police Department responded to the accident at 322 Mountain Rest Road at 10:24 p.m. According to police, a vehicle slid off the road near 322 Mountain Rest Road, blocking eastbound traffic. The driver of the bus, which was stopped in traffic, exited the bus to check on the occupants of the disabled vehicle. As the driver attempted to return to the bus, it started to slide down the roadway, striking a four-door sedan as well as another vehicle that was attempting to pull out the initial vehicle. The bus continued to slide on the road after striking the second vehicle and came to rest in a ditch on the north side of the roadway.
Eight people reported injuries they sustained as a result of the accident. Four were treated and released at the scene and four were transported to Vassar Brothers and Mid-Hudson Regional hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The remaining bus occupants were removed to an off-site location.
Mountain Rest Road was closed for several hours so that Ulster County DPW personnel could clear the roadway and the vehicles and bus could be removed.
The New Paltz Police Department was assisted at the scene by the New Paltz Fire Department, New Paltz Rescue Squad, New York State Police, Ulster County Department of Public Works, Mohonk Mountain House Security and Mobile Support Services.