A school bus crash in Brooklyn Tuesday morning injured 17 people, 15 of which were passengers on the bus. The accident occurred at around 11 a.m. at Park Avenue and North Portland Avenue. Fifteen passengers on the bus and two occupants of the other vehicle involved in the crash were evaluated by emergency crews at the scene and transported to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries. No other information has been released at this time.
School bus accidents are especially tragic because they inherently involve young children. In addition, school buses are not equipped with standard safety features, such as seatbelts and airbags, that are typical of other vehicles. That is why even the most minor school bus accident has the potential to cause serious injuries. If your child has been injured in a school bus accident, you should seek the advice of a Brooklyn bus accident attorney immediately.