1 dead, 4 injured after driver slams into back of MTA bus in the Bronx


BRONX, NEW YORK, NY – Police say an accident involving a sedan and an MTA bus in the Bronx Saturday night left one person dead and four others injured.

According to amNewYork, a westbound Nissan Maxima slammed into the back of the bus while it was stopped along Bartow Avenue near Co-op City Boulevard in Co-op City just before 11:15 p.m. The bus was parked at a designated bus stop when it was hit.

Police said the driver of the Nissan, a 20-year-old man, was traveling at a high rate of speed, though there was no immediate word on how fast he was going.  Medics rushed the driver of the car and a passenger to Jacobi Hospital, where the passenger was pronounced dead. His identity has not yet been released. The driver was listed in critical condition.

The driver of the bus and two passengers sustained minor injuries in the crash. They refused medical attention.  The NYPD Collision Investigation Squad is investigating the wreck.

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