Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Yeshiva bus slams into SUV, kids unhurt

NY Daily News:

More than a dozen Brooklyn children escaped serious injury yesterday when their yellow school bus rear-ended an SUV - which then hit another car, authorities said.

Seventeen boys, ages 4 and 5, from the Educational Institute Oholei Torah were on the way to a nearby yeshiva when the 40-foot-long bus hit the back of a Ford SUV in Flatbush, cops and witnesses said.

The smaller vehicle lurched forward and struck a Honda on Remsen Ave. near 53rd St., leaving one man pinned inside the car but not seriously hurt.

None of the kids was injured but the 9:30 a.m. crash left them a little stunned and shaken up.
"The kids are like, 'What's happened?' They were wondering why the police were here," said bus driver Yaakov Plotkin, 23.

Plotkin said he saw the SUV hit the brakes in front of him but he couldn't swerve out of the way because of the rain-slick road.

The students were taken to Kings County Hospital to be examined as a precaution, officials said.
None of the adults involved suffered life-threatening injuries.

The Honda driver was charged with driving with a suspended license, cops said.