7 people were injured in a multi-vehicle collision involving a car, a MTA bus and a truck in New York City during Tuesday rush hour. The accident took place on Ralph Avenue near 66th Street in Old Mill Basin, Brooklyn, NYC around 5:40 pm. The driver of a Toyota Camry was trying to pass a MTA bus on the left lane when he side swiped the bus and careened across the street and into a work truck.
The driver of the car was given CPR by bystanders before being rushed to the hospital
A witness who lived nearby told the NY Daily News that the sound of the impact felt like a gun shot. He ran out of his house and saw the Toyota Camry smoking with the driver inside. Several other witnesses ran to the car and got the driver out of the car. They lied him on the ground and gave him CPR. 6 other people were injured including the driver of the work truck who suffered whiplash according to his brother who was also present at the scene of the accident with the wife’s driver. All crash victims were transported to the hospital to be treated.
Pictures of the accident scene published by the NY Daily News suggest that speeding might have been a factor in the accident.
5 other people injured in New York car crash the day before
A day before, also in New York City, 5 other people were injured in a crash on the Belt Parkway in Queens, near JFK Airport. According to the police, the accident was caused by two cars drag racing and involves two additional cars. One man was hospitalized in critical condition and was one of the racing drivers. 4 other victims were also hospitalized including 2 women who suffered serious injury.
Picture of the location of the Tuesday crash: courtesy of Google map