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15 Injured in Multi-Vehicle Accident Involving Sanitation Truck and MTA Bus

At least 15 people were injured in Brooklyn Thursday morning as a result of a multi-vehicle a car, a sanitation truck, and a MTA bus.

Details of the Brooklyn Bus Crash

According to PIX 11, the crash occurred at the intersection of Avenue D and East 40th in East Flatbush.

FDNY reported 15 injuries, including at least two serious injuries.

It is unclear how the accident occurred, and the crash remains under investigation.

National Bus Accident Statistics

The following information is provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA):

  • 3,978 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal accidents in 2014.
  • Transit buses accounted for 33 percent of all bus accident recorded between 2004 and 2014. Inner city buses account for 13 percent of bus accidents.
  • From 2009 to 2014, the number of injury related crashes involving buses and large trucks increased by 55 percent.

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