School Bus Crashes in Queens, Injuring 5

The bus then careened into a home.

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    NBC New York
    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.