School Bus Crashes in Queens, Injuring 5

The bus then careened into a home.

Thursday, Jan 12, 2012  |  Updated 5:46 PM EDT
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5 Hurt in Queens School Bus Crash

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Scene of school bus accident in Jamaica, Queens, Jan. 12, 2012.

Five people were hurt, one seriously, when a school bus carrying children crashed into a car and then hit a house in Queens on Thursday.

The small school bus was near Liverpool Street and Glassboro Avenue in Jamaica when the driver lost control and crashed into a sedan, officials said. 

The bus was sent careening through a brick wall and into the wall of a two-story home, said officials.

A woman who was walking in the area was caught in the crash and suffered serious leg trauma with a partial amputation of her limbs, according to officials.

Two adults on the bus were also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

"They take a bus matron out because she had her leg hurt," said Ramfy Baez, a 12-year-old boy who witnessed the accident.

Two other children were transported to the hospital with minor injuries as well.


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