15 Injured in Brooklyn, NY, MTA Bus/Truck Accident on Avenue D
Brooklyn, NY -- May 11, 2017, at least 15 people were injured following an accident where an MTA bus and a trash truck collided on Avenue D.
Officials from the New York Fire Department released preliminary details surrounding the three-vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Avenue D and East 40th Street.
According to their reports, a sedan was traveling along 40th Street and proceeded through the Avenue D intersection. In doing so, it entered the path of a sanitation truck traveling along Avenue D. This resulted in a t-bone collision which pushed both vehicles into a city bus that was stopped in the opposite lanes of Avenue D.
As a result of this collision, authorities say 15 people sustained injuries. It's unclear how many were taken to hospitals, though it was said that only two people were said to have serious injuries. It's unclear which vehicle they were in at the time of the crash.
Police did not say who had the right of way at the time nor if any charges were filed. Investigations are ongoing.
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