April 21, 2014

Boy Killed After Bus Crashes Into Home

( 4UMF NEWS ) Boy Killed After Bus Crashes Into Home:

A NICE bus went off Fulton Avenue, struck a pedestrian and then went into a house just after 9:30 on Tuesday night. The front of the bus is inside one of the houses.

Police say that according to at least one witness, the bus driver tried to avoid a pedestrian crossing the road. and instead went off the road. A 5-year-old boy was pinned against the wall inside the home and was killed.

Nine people have been transported to local hospitals, according to the Hempstead Fire Department. It is unknown how many were from the house and how many from the bus.

NICE officials say there were 15 people on the bus when the accident happened. 9 were transported to local hospitals; 6 refused medical attention.

The bus was a Route N70 bus travelling westbound on Fulton Avenue.