The school bus collided with the cabs just before 5 p.m. Friday on 59th Street in Woodside, and then careened into a building, barely missing the front entrance of Pizza Boy II. A restaurant employee was injured when one of the walls struck by the vehicle buckled. The bus driver and the drivers of the cabs were also injured. Two of the adults were injured seriously, according to NBC New York.
The children all refused medical treatment, but the injured adults were taken by ambulance to Elmhurst Hospital, the New York Fire Department (FDNY) told NBC New York.
“The cops and firemen did a great job, pushed everyone away until all the kids were accounted for, off the bus and OK,” Kenneth Coyne told NBC New York. Coyne was just seconds from getting into his parked car at Roosevelt Avenue it was struck by the bus.
Seventeen high school students were injured in June when two school buses and a car collided on the Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow. The driver of the car, his wife and their 3-year-old child were also injured in the crash.
Earlier this month, a school minibus collided with an SUV at Glen Cove Road and The Pines in East Hills, injuring five people, including two adults and two children who were on the minibus. The driver of the minibus suffered a serious leg injury; the other victims had minor injuries, according to ABC 7.