Car-Bus MVA Sends 21 To Local Hospitals
Police officers from the 101 Precinct responded to a call of a twovehicle accident in which an eastbound Honda collided with an MTA Q22 bus carrying 29 passengers at the intersection of Seagirt Boulevard and Rockaway Freeway at Beach 34 Street, in the Edgemere section of Rockaway at about 1:15 p.m. on August 11.
Police sources reported that the automobile was driven by an unidentified 50-year-old woman, and the bus was operated by an unidentified 58-year-old woman.
The bus skidded and hit a concrete pillar supporting the elevated 'A' train that runs directly overhead.
EMS treated and released 10 people at the scene.
Twenty-one people were transported to area hospitals - 10 to Peninsula Hospital Center, eight to St. John's Episcopal Hospital and three to Jamaica Hospital.
Victor Lee, of the MTA Bus Company, told The Wave he believes that the accident will be under investigation by both MTA and police officials, but he would make no official comment as of Tuesday afternoon.