VIDEO: Chain-reaction crash involving stolen SUV, MTA bus injures 14 in Brooklyn: police

Adam Warner
August 14, 2020 - 9:41 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – A stolen SUV crashed into an MTA bus, sparking a chain-reaction crash that injured 14 people in Brooklyn Thursday evening, police said.

The tan Toyota Highlander slammed into the occupied MTA bus after driving through a stop sign near East 87th Street and Avenue M in Canarsie around 6 p.m., the New York Post reported.

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Police said officers spotted the Highlander speeding in the neighborhood a short time before the crash and when they tried to pull over the driver, he took off.

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Officers stopped pursuing the Highlander about 10 minutes before it crashed into the B103 bus, which then hit a black BMW SUV, police said.

Citizen App video from the scene shows the BMW between the MTA bus and a tree. The Highlander is seen nearby with heavy front-end damage.

Fourteen people suffered minor injuries in crash, police said. Among them were nine bus passengers and the bus driver, as well as three men in the Highlander and the driver of the BMW.

The men in the Highlander, which police believe was stolen, were taken into custody.