This week in Queens, there were at least three serious accidents involving MTA public transportation buses. Public transportation safety has become a major talking point in New York City over the past couple of years, as subway and bus accidents have continued to make headlines throughout the five boroughs. Our weekly accident report for September 13th, 2017 takes a look at the three most recent bus accidents in Queens.
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Cyclist Struck By MTA Bus In Flushing Suffers Critical Injuries
A bicyclist was severely injured in an accident with an MTA bus in Flushing, Queens on Thursday, September 7th. The accident occurred on Kissena Boulevard near Peck Avenue when the bike crossed over the center line and was struck by a bus traveling in the opposite direction. Emergency responders rushed the cyclist to Booth Memorial Hospital for treatment of his injuries. No one on the bus was injured in the accident.
Deliveryman On Moped Critically Injured In MTA Bus Accident
A food delivery employee for an Indian restaurant suffered critical injuries an accident involving an MTA bus near Citi Field in Queens on Monday, September 11th. The 31-year-old man was traveling by moped while carrying a delivery order on Roosevelt Ave near Shea Rd, when the bus turned right onto Roosevelt and crashed into him.
Medics responded to the scene and rushed the man to Elmhurst Hospital. He was listed in critical condition with severe head and body trauma, but his injuries are not considered life-threatening.
6 Injured In Accident Involving 2 Cars & MTA Bus
Six people were injured after a sedan crashed into an MTA bus in Queens the night of Saturday, September 9th. Four of those people suffered serious injuries, while the other two had minor injuries. The sedan struck the bus around 9:20 pm near Seventh Avenue and 127th Street in College Point.
The car suffered severe front-end damage and was totaled in the accident.
No passengers were on the bus at the time of the accident. According to NBC New York, a second sedan was involved in the accident, but it’s not clear how.