Nov 28, 2012 No Comments ›› Infidel
Excerpted from Newsday: A Nassau County bus hit a pedestrian before crashing into a multifamily house in Hempstead Tuesday night, killing a 6-year-old boy in a front bedroom and injuring his 7-year-old brother and 11 passengers, authorities said.
The bus driver was heading west on Fulton Avenue at about 9:15 p.m., when he saw a pedestrian crossing the four-lane road and honked his horn, Nassau police said.
The pedestrian continued crossing north and the driver swerved, making a hard right. He hit the pedestrian and slammed into the front bedroom of the multifamily home on Fulton Avenue, police said.
“The bus was trying to avoid the pedestrian in the roadway and wound up hitting the pedestrian anyway,” said Lt. Frank McNamee of the Hempstead Village police.
The unidentified pedestrian was taken to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow for treatment of nonlife-threatening injuries, McNamee said. The passengers were treated for minor injuries at local hospitals, Nassau police said.
Police did not release the names of the brothers. The 7-year-old was taken to Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, where he was also treated for nonlife-threatening injuries, police said.
After the bus hit the house, the 6-year-old was pinned between the vehicle and an interior part of the building, McNamee said.
He was pronounced dead at 10:20 p.m. at Winthrop with his parents by his side, police said.