Teenager Among Those Hurt In Avenue M School Bus Crash
Teenager Among Those Hurt In Avenue M School Bus Crash By Charles Rogers
A 13-year-old boy and three adults were hurt when a 1994 school bus and a 1996 Ford Suburban collided at the intersection of East 94th Street and Avenue M on Wednesday, April 17th. Names of the injured were not released. Police and medical authorities said that none of the injuries was serious. The driver, school matron and 13-year-old student were aboard the bus and the driver of the Ford was alone in his vehicle .
According to Police Officer Scott Lewis, traffic and highway officer for the 69th Precinct, the accident report indicates the school bus was traveling north on East 94th Street and the Suburban heading east on Avenue M when the crash occurred at about 6 p.m..
The injured were taken to Brookdale Hospital by Emergency Medical Service paramedics.
Captain Robert Johnsen, commanding officer of the local precinct, who was among the first on the scene after the crash, said, "We should all be thankful that (the crash) didn’t happen earlier in the day, when the bus could have been loaded with children.
"As it is," he continued, "we have to be thankful that the people involved didn’t appear to be badly hurt."