Charter bus hits NYC bus, killing 3
NEW YORK — A charter bus owned by a company with a record of safety problems barreled through an intersection, slammed into a city bus and then plowed across a sidewalk into a building Monday, killing three people.
The wreck, which was captured by a security camera, ripped away the facade of a fried chicken restaurant and started a small fire. The video appeared to show the charter bus racing through the intersection without applying its brakes.
“The tour bus was flying,” Mike Ramos, a witnesses to the crash, told the Daily News. “There was people pinned under the front of the city bus. A lady was crying and screaming, ‘Get me out! Get me out!'” he said.
Sixteen other people were hurt, some of them seriously, in the 6:15 a.m. crash.