About 30 people were injured Wednesday morning after an MTA bus crashed into a school bus occupied by Lawrence School District students, according to fire officials.
At 8:59 a.m., the two buses crashed at Central Avenue and McGlynn Place in Cedarhurst, said Second Deputy Chief Anthony Rivelli. Twenty-seven of the 30 injured had to be transported to area hospitals, while three people refused transport, he said. The driver of the MTA bus suffered a fractured leg, according to Rivelli.
None of the injuries appeared life threatening.
MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz confirmed that the MTA bus broadsided the school bus, but said the cause of the accident was under investigation, according to Newsday.
Witnesses told ABC Eyewitness News that the MTA bus ran a stop sign.
A second school bus arrived at the scene and transported 14 children along with LCFD medics as well as school personnel to Nassau University Medical Center “as a precaution,” according to Rivelli.
MTA officials, as well as Fourth Precinct officers, are investigating the cause of the crash.
Fifteen LCFD firefighters and EMT's responded to the accident with three trucks and an ambulance under the direction of Rivelli. The Inwood, Woodmere, Hewlett, East Rockaway, Valley Stream and Lynbrook Fire Departments were called in for aid as well. Nassau County Police and the Atlantic Beach Rescue Squad also provided ambulances at the scene.
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