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School bus collides with taxi in Brooklyn; 9 hurt

Matt Kozar reports on a caught-on-camera crash in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn
March 11, 2014 4:05:31 AM PDT
The driver of a taxi that collided with a school bus in Brooklyn Monday is still being questioned as investigators pour over the surveillance video of the crash.

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The incident happened near the intersection of Halsey Street and Marcy Avenue in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section.

The force of the impact toppled the bus over onto its side, and the entire collision was caught on surveillance camera.

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Police say the 55-year-old taxi driver was not drunk, but they are trying to determine if either driver ran a red light.

Three adults and six children were rushed to Woodhull Hospital, where all the victims were treated for non-life threatening injuries and released.

Several Good Samaritans rushed to the scene after the crash to help.

"It was a big impact," witness Milton Rosa said. "When a cab driver hit a bus like that, it just flipped. It rolled over."

Sources tell Eyewitness News that the students are from a school for non-verbal and autistic children in Bushwick.

"The kids were scared, they were shaken up, nervous, crying," Rosa said. "Most of the kids were already taking their seatbelts off, so I started pulling them out of there."

So far, no charges have been filed in the case.


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