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Brooklyn bus crashes into building

Authorities reported that a Brooklyn transit bus crashed into at least three cars and the side of the Linda Tool parts building on Oct. 22. The crash occurred around 5:50 p.m. when a cab in Red Hook allegedly ran a stop sign, hitting the bus and causing it to lurch off of the road.

The bus was traveling on Dwight Street and when it entered an intersection; a livery cab was said to have then ran the stop sign and collided with the bus. The bus, upon seeing the cab, reportedly turned sharply in an apparent attempt to avoid the collision. According to witnesses, the bus almost hit two people working in the machine parts business.

Three people were injured in the collision, including one man who was reportedly trapped between two cars. The injured went to Lutheran Hospital for treatment of what authorities deemed to be minor injuries. There is no word on whether either driver was injured in the crash. One witness stated that the force of the collision destroyed the bus's windshield when it crashed into the building.

Each year, many people are seriously injured in auto collisions caused by the negligence of other drivers. When the collision is caused by the negligence of a driver who is working, such as a cab driver or a bus driver, both the driver and his or her employer may be held liable for the injuries and property losses caused by the accident. Victims may be able to recover damages for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages and other related expenses. People who have been seriously injured in a car accident could potentially benefit from speaking with a personal injury attorney about the facts of their individual case.

Source: New York Daily News, "Car runs stop sign, causes Brooklyn bus to smash through parked cars into building", Chelsia Marcius and Joseph Stepansky , October 23, 2014

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