Two People Injured in Bus Crash on Prospect Park West

According to a volunteer ambulance corps, the two injured were not in serious condition.


A private bus driving on Prospect Park West crashed into a parked car on Wednesday, according to members of a volunteer-run ambulance corps on the scene.

According to Hatzolah, a minivan cut off the private bus near 13th Street and the bus hit the van’s back driver's side door at around 4:30 p.m. The bus then crashed into a parked car, which was empty.

The accident left two adults injured and were sent to the hospital in Hatzolah ambulances. The parked car’s back window was shattered and its bumper was crushed up against the back wheel.

A witness said that four Hatzolah ambulances were on the scene within minutes, and FDNY did not respond.

“Forty to 50 people were on the bus and almost all of them walked off,” said Jack Dougherty who is a Prospect Park West resident. “Only two people were put on stretchers and into the ambulances.”

Dougherty said that the other passengers were put on to another bus that drove away quickly.

The driver, who was the only person from the bus on the scene did not comment. It is unclear if he will be charged with a crime.

Another witness called 9-1-1.

“I didn’t see the impact, but I heard a loud noise,” said Sarah Voisine, a Kensington resident who was with her three kids while walking on Prospect Park West at the time of the accident. “It had just crashed and I pulled out my phone and called 9-1-1 immediately.”

Peter October 17, 2012 at 11:20 PM
Hey, looks like a B-110! It's a private bus, running a public route franchised by the city. Got in trouble last year for segregating men from women ("women to the back of the bus!"). Wonder if they're still doing that?? http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/20/nyregion/bus-segregation-of-jewish-women-prompts-review.html?_r=0
PS Parent October 17, 2012 at 11:37 PM
Thank goodness I was on the bike lane with my kids when this happened. I'd hate to think what would have happened if I had been riding in the street with these drivers!
Ken October 18, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Why is commercial traffic on Prospect Park West? B-110 buses do not stop at the bus stops between 9th and 15th Streets. And, "the other passengers were put on another bus that drove away quickly"? Since when are the witnesses (and possible victims) to an accident allowed to leave before the police investigate?
who cares October 18, 2012 at 08:39 PM
Only the drivers of the vehicles involved in the crash are required to stay on scene.


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