MTA Bus Crashes Into Bagel Store, 5 Hurt: FDNY

WNBC 4 - April 08, 2019

A city bus crashed into a Queens bagel store early Sunday, hurting five people, the FDNY said. The bus crashed into Bagels Plus in Woodside shortly after 5 a.m., firefighters said. One person was taken to Elmhurst Hospital. Four others refused medical attention. Police say the bus collided with a Honda, then hit the building.

The Q18 bus was on 58th Street when it crashed, the MTA said. An MTA spokesman said the Honda driver was going at a high rate of speed.

The driver of the Honda told NBC 4 New York that he was making a left turn when the bus struck him.

Police initially said the bus didn't have any passengers when it crashed, but a witness later said about half a dozen people were in the bus and described watching them exit through the back of the bus.

The bagel store owner said one worker was inside at the time.

The bus driver has injuries to his wrists and ankles, the MTA said.