A person died and a truck driver was taken into custody after a Greenwich Village crash sent a city bus careening into a scaffold Wednesday.
The eastbound M14 bus and truck slammed into one another about 5:30 a.m. at the intersection of Seventh Avenue and 14th Street. Several people were hurt.
“I heard a boom,” said 41-year-old Craig Ydolly, who hands out free newspapers nearby.
“It sounded like a plow. The bus went into the building. It hit the scaffolding and it came down. I saw gasoline leaking from the front end of the bus.”
It’s unknown if the person killed had been aboard the bus.
A coffee vendor and two people aboard the bus were treated for minor injuries at Beth Israel Hospital.
“I saw a man lying on the ground crouched up near the doughnut stand,” Ydolly said.
The driver of the delivery truck, which was emblazoned with the logo for 18 Rabbits granola, was taken into custody. He was being treated at the hospital as well and it was not immediately clear what charges he was facing.
Intersection collisions with trucks and buses ususally result in multiple injuries to innocent victims and in some cases, death. Hiring the right lawyer is the first step in getting the fullest compensation possible under the laws in New York. There are many different insurance policy issues which arise in accidents like these.
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