The New York Post reported on a Wednesday multi-vehicle accident in Brooklyn that left nine people injured, including one in critical condition when a Lexus, fleeing a previous accident, struck a Mercury sedan and MTA bus.
The accident occurred around 2 pm on August 5. According to the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), a gray Lexus RX 300 sport-utility vehicle allegedly struck a livery cab near the corner of East 49th Street and Clarendon Road, in the Flatbush area. After the incident with the livery cab, the Lexus proceeded along Clarendon Road until it struck a blue Mercury Grand Marquis and a Metro Transit Authority bus, both heading northbound across Clarendon on Utica Avenue.
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Preliminary reports stated that nine people were injured, with the Lexus RX300 driver reportedly in critical condition after being taken to Kings County Hospital.The driver of the Mercury was also injured, as were at least seven people aboard the MTA bus, including the driver. None of these injuries were believed to be life-threatening according to first responders.
The cause of the crash is not immediately known. While no charges have been filed against the Lexus SUV driver at the current time, police are investigating the incident, including whether the driver was fleeing the first accident at the time of the second accident.