BROOKLYN, NY – A stolen vehicle ran through a stop sign during a police chase, causing a collision with an MTA bus and another car that injured 14 people.
The New York Post reports that the accident occurred at approximately 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 13. Three men stole a tan Toyota Highlander near the intersection of East 86th Street and Glenwood Road. The Toyota sped down East 86th street, as the driver attempted to escape pursuing police officers.
10 minutes after the start of the police chase, the Toyota ran through a stop sign at the intersection of East 87th Street and Avenue M. The Toyota crashed into MTA bus B103, as it was carrying multiple passengers through the Brooklyn neighborhood of Canarsie. The force of the impact caused the bus to crash into a black BMW SUV.
The bus driver, multiple bus passengers, and occupants in both the Toyota and the BMW sustained injuries during the collision. Medics transported a total of 14 people to a local hospital for treatment. Officials on the scene stated that the victims all suffered minor injuries from the crash.
The police arrested the three Toyota occupants, and they are currently in police custody. Officers have not released any information about the charges the men are facing at this time.
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