Bus Crashes Into NY Home, Killing Boy, 6

Brother, 7, also injured as both slept inside

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 28, 2012 8:47 AM CST

(Newser) – A bus that was swerving to avoid a pedestrian jumped the curb and ran into a Long Island home last night, killing a 6-year-old boy who was sleeping inside the house. Police say the driver honked three times, but the pedestrian, who was crossing against the light, didn't get out of his way. The bus also hit the pedestrian, who was in critical condition last night; 11 bus passengers and the 7-year-old brother of the victim were also injured, the New York Post reports.

“I heard a big boom and I thought it was the end of the world," says another person who lives in the house. "Some of us tried to save the baby," adds another resident. But he died later at a hospital. A family friend says his brother's injuries looked minor.

The scene from a CBS New York report.
The scene from a CBS New York report.   (YouTube)
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CBS New York reports on the tragedy.   (SLIM BOOGIE)

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