First responders honored for work in Northway tour bus crash

First responders honored for saving people in bus crash

First responders came together in Warren County much like they did two weeks ago.

Warren County is thanking the many dedicated responders who helped the people in a bus crash on the Northway, earlier this month.

One person died in the crash, and a handful of people were injured.

Dozens of agencies received a certificate on Friday, recognizing how they helped.

Jeanne Elzanie Jourdan Colin, 74, from Montreal died. Eleven others were hurt.

It happened on the Northway southbound between Exit 23 and Exit 22 in the town of Lake George.

However, agencies from all over the county immediately jumped into action. That includes a dozen or so EMS and fire agencies and the emergency room professionals who treated injured patients.

NewsChannel 13 spoke to the team from the emergency room at Glens Falls Hospital that worked on patients, including Emergency Department Director Dr. Douglas Girling and nurses Andi, Gavin, Christine and Chrystal, who asked to be identified by their first names.

“It’s a privilege to be able to make such a substantial difference in peoples’ lives in times of need like this,” said Dr. Girling.

It wasn’t just EMS, fire and medical professionals responding. It was also hotel staff from the Fort William Henry Hotel who helped stranded passengers, and several school districts that provided buses to take people from the scene.