STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK, NY – Seven people were reported injured, two critically, in a crash involving a car and an MTA bus on Staten Island late Monday night.
According to the Staten Island Advance, the accident happened on Richmond Avenue near Yukon Avenue in the borough’s New Springville section sometime before 10:40 p.m.
Police said a 21-year-old man was driving a BMW south at a high rate of speed when the vehicle slammed into the rear of the SIM4 bus that was stopped at a red light.
The driver of the BMW and a 19-year-old man who was a passenger were taken to Staten Island University Hospital North, where they were listed in critical but stable condition. Three people on the bus were taken to the same hospital, the 45-year-old driver and two passengers, a 48-year-old woman and a 12-year-old boy. Two other passengers were reported to have been hurt but they refused medical attention.
Officials said the crash also resulted in a small fire that had to be extinguished.
The NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad is investigating the accident.
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