Saturday, May 27, 2017

16 children and one adult were injured in the Rosedale section of Queens, after a box truck sideswiped a school bus operated by Grandpa's Bus Company, based in Jamaica, Queens.

Friday, May 26, 2017 05:44PM
ROSEDALE, Queens (WABC) --

16 children and one adult were hurt after a crash between a bus and a truck in Queens Friday.

Just before 10 a.m., an occupied school bus and a truck collided at Rockaway and Brookville Boulevards in the Rosedale section.

According to the New York City Police Department, there were around 25 students on the school bus.

The injured were taken to St. John's Hospital for observation.

Worried parents rushed to the hospitals to check on their children.

Fortunately, all of the injuries are minor and non-life threatening.

The bus had slowed down because of water covering Brookville Boulevard and a box truck going in the opposite direction sideswiped the bus.

The bus company is Grandpa's Bus Company, based in Jamaica, Queens.


Queens school bus crash sends children to hospital, NYPD says

By Lauren Cook May 26, 2017

Seventeen children were taken to the hospital after their school bus collided with a box truck in Jamaica, Queens, Friday morning, police said.

The crash happened around 11 a.m. at the intersection of Rockaway and Brookville boulevards, not far from Kennedy Airport. There were 25 children on the bus at the time, according to police.

The children were taken to St. John's Episcopal Hospital for treatment of minor injuries, they said.

There were no reports of injuries to the bus and truck drivers, who remained at the scene and were cooperating with police, according to an NYPD spokeswoman.

The details of the crash were still under investigation Friday afternoon, but no arrests have been made, the spokeswoman said.