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Driver, five hurt in Crown Heights bus crash - Brooklyn Paper

Driver, five hurt in Crown Heights bus crash

Oh yeah!: A Transity Authority bus driver plowed through the first floor of a Ralph Avenue building in Crown Heights on Sept. 21.
Photo by Caroline Ourso

A Transit Authority bus driver plowed his bus through a Crown Heights apartment building on September 21, injuring himself and five other people.

The bus ricocheted off the front end of a parked Mack truck on Ralph Avenue between St. Marks Avenue and Prospect Place at around 10 am, before careening through a wall, and coming to a rest inside the first floor of a nearby building, according to Police Department spokeswoman Det. Maroney. The driver was distracted at the time of the collision, according to the detective, although she could not specify the distraction.

In addition to the driver, five other people suffered minor injuries in the mishap, according to a spokeswoman for the Fire Department, who said one victim was hospitalized.

Maroney said police did not suspect any criminality related to the crash, and there will be no further investigation.

Department of Buildings officials ordered the damaged building partially vacated following the crash, and Fire Department investigators requested a structural stability inspection of the property.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4505.
Photo by Caroline Ourso

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