Deadly Queens bus crash caught on camera

Kelly Massey
September 19, 2017

One person died, and 36 people were injured.

Three people were killed after the buses collided - including the driver of the tour bus.

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The accident sent the charter bus onto the sidewalk and it came to a stop in a restaurant, sparking a small fire, officials said. PHOTOS: Scene of deadly bus crash in QueensAll of the victims were quickly taken off the buses, with the exception of one of the drivers, who was pinned in the bus and needed to be extricated.

Gregory Liljefor, 55, of Queens, was a passenger on the MTA bus; Henry Wdowiak, 68, of Queens, was walking on the sidewalk; and Raymond Mong, 49, of Queens, was behind the wheel of the charter bus, police said.

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"These buses spun around". Sixteen other people were hurt, some of them seriously, in the crash at 6:15 a.m.in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens, city officials said at a briefing. "That requires an enormous amount of speed". "It's hard to compare it to anything I've ever seen, the sheer destruction". Two others, among seven who were critically injured, died at the hospital.

The NYPD said to avoid the area.

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