School bus crashes outside LICH, victims taken to Flatbush

School bus crashes outside LICH, victims taken to Flatbush
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A school bus crashed right in front of Cobble Hill’s beleaguered Long Island College Hospital — and the four people injured were sent to a hospital five miles away in Flatbush, firefighters said.

A short bus carrying two children crashed into a BMW at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Hicks Street on Wednesday at 1:23 pm, tipping the school bus on its side and injuring four adults who paramedics took to Kings County Hospital Center, firefighters said.

Long Island College Hospital has an emergency room that is open for care despite the state’s attempts to close the hospital down that began in February, but it does not have a trauma center, a unit specially dedicated to performing emergency surgery. Kings County does.

The quartet sustained non-life threatening injures, fire officials said. Witnesses said that the accident happened after the school bus blew a red light.

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