No One Harmed in Late-Night Bus Crash


Late Tuesday night, December 18, a red pickup truck collided with an MTA bus on Beach 140th Street and Newport Avenue, damaging the pickup severely. Thankfully, there were no injuries.

The security camera from an adjacent home captured as the red pickup crossed onto Newport Avenue, drifted over the yellow line and collided with the oncoming Q35 city bus, spinning the pickup back across Newport and onto the lawn of the house that recorded the footage. 

According to a family member of the driver of the red pickup, he did not see the bus as they pulled onto Newport. 

The bus was carrying a few passengers, according to an MTA employee, neither them, the driver, or either of the two men in the red pickup were injured. “That’s the best you can hope for,” the MTA employee said.