Driver runs red light and slams into MTA bus in Brooklyn, police say


BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, NY – Police said six people were injured when a driver sped through a red light and slammed into an MTA bus in Brooklyn early Sunday morning, according to amNewYork.

Police officers and EMS units were at the scene at the intersection of Rockaway Avenue and Linden Boulevard at Brownsville following the incident shortly before 3:30 a.m.

Investigators determined that a 25-year-old woman was driving a Kia sedan at a high rate of speed when she went through a red light on Linden Boulevard. The car crashed into the left front side of a southbound B60 bus on Rockaway Avenue.

The driver of the Kia and a 20-year-old man who was a rear-seat passenger were taken to Brookdale University Hospital in critical condition. Another male passenger was also hurt, but his injuries were not life-threatening.

Sources told amNewYork that the driver of the bus and two passengers sustained minor injuries in the crash.

The NYPD Collision Investigation Squad is looking into the incident.  The MTA said it was cooperating with the NYPD in the investigation.

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