BROOKLYN, NY – August 17, 2020 – According to an online news report from nydailynews.com, a man smashes into an MTA bus initiating a chain-reaction accident that resulted in 14 people sustaining injuries in Brooklyn, New York. According to police, a tan Toyota Highlander drove through a stop sign close to Avenue M and East 87th Street and then crashed into an occupied MTA bus following in Canarsie at approximately 6 p.m.
According to law enforcement, the driver of the tan Toyota Highlander was attempting to flee law enforcement when he struck the MTA bus, and then another motor vehicle close to a Brooklyn intersection. The chase began when law enforcement attempted to make a traffic stop on the tan Toyota Highlander, according to the police. The driver in the tan Toyota Highlander allegedly refused to stop for law enforcement, and the driver continued to driver west, sped through a stop sign, crashed into the B 103 MTA bus that was traveling on Ave. M and the struck a BMW. According to an NYPD spokesperson, the police called off the police chase about 10 minutes prior to the MTA accident.
The bus driver, nine passengers on the bus, the driver of the BMW, and two teenagers inside the stolen Highlander all sustained injuries, and all were transported to local area hospitals for medical treatment. The driver of the tan Toyota Highlander is a 16-year-old boy. The boy was charged with several offenses, including criminal possession of marijuana, criminal possession of stolen property, car theft, fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, and reckless endangerment.
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