People Hurt After 2 Buses Collide In Flushing, Queens

Lester Mason
September 18, 2017

A MTA bus and tour bus collided in Queens Monday, injuring multiple people and snarling traffic, police said.

The New York Daily News reported that the wreck happened at the intersection of Northern Boulevard and Main Street at about 6:15 a.m. local time.

Photos posted online by the fire department showed the two buses slammed into a Kennedy Fried Chicken restaurant in the Flushing section of Queens.

A Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman, Kevin Ortiz, said that the city bus, a Q20, had been making a right turn when it was struck by the other bus, a Dahlia Travel and Tours bus.

A Fire Department photo on Twitter shows firefighters responding outside the building.

The crash also ignited a small fire in the building near where bus crashed, but the blaze was quickly put out. Authorities said they would look at surveillance video to help determine what caused the collision.

Drivers should expect extensive traffic delays in the area.

It's unclear what caused the crash and how many people were onboard the buses.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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