Ditmas Park

School bus crash sends 9 to hospital

January 28, 2019 By Todd Maisel Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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A school bus carrying children collided with another car at the intersection of East 22nd Street and Farragut Road in Ditmas Park Monday morning, sending nine people to the hospital, EMS officials said.

Three of those injured required medical attention, while the others were required to go to Kings County Hospital for a full medical check-up.

The crash occurred around 8:30 a.m. as the bus was traveling east on Farragut Road. A Toyota traveling south on East 22nd Street, driven by an unidentified woman, crossed into the intersection and was struck on the right side, causing the car to mount the sidewalk, nearly hitting pedestrians walking toward the local schools on Bedford Avenue.

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EMS officials said three were immediately transported to Kings County Hospital and six children were also taken to the hospital for observation. None of the injuries reported were life threatening.

No summonses were issued by the 70th Precinct pending further investigation. The bus was heading to PS 221 on Empire Boulevard at the time of the crash.


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