Van Crashes into Cars, Bus on L.I. Road

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    A van crashed into two cars and a bus on Hempstead Turnpike Monday morning, causing the bus to slam into the wall of a McDonald's.

    A 42-year-old Long Island man is under arrest on drunken driving charges after police say he crashed his van into two cars and a bus. He and two other people were injured.

    Nassau County police say Richard Santiago of Hempstead was driving on Hempstead Turnpike Sunday night when he crashed his van into a 2004 Mercury, a 2011 Mazda and an empty MTA bus. The impact caused the bus to slam into the side wall of a McDonald's restaurant.

    Crash Sends Bus into L.I. McDonald's Wall [Raw]

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    A bus crashed through the wall of a McDonald's on Hempstead Turnpike Monday morning. Police are investigating. (Published Monday, Jul 25, 2011)

    The 51-year-old bus driver suffered facial and knee injuries and the suspect sustained a head injury. The 27-year-old Mercury driver suffered unknown injuries. All were taken to an area hospital.

    Police charged Santiago with driving while intoxicated and other charges.

    It's not immediately clear if he had a lawyer.