School bus ends up on lawn of South Jamaica home after crash

Police investigate an accident, involving a school bus in South Jamaica. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon when a school bus plowed through a brick fence and into a home in South Jamaica, according to police.

The driver of a black Nissan Altima and a pedestrian, who had been walking on Glassboro Avenue near Liverpool Street, were both taken to the hospital and listed in stable condition, an NYPD spokesman said.

The driver of the school bus as well as two children who were passengers and the bus matron escaped injury, according to police.

Police said that the investigation was ongoing and no criminality was suspected.

Bevon Eliazer had been walking on Glassboro Street when the crash occurred at about 2:45 p.m.

“I held my head and screamed,” he said.

Everton Green, 48, who lives in the home that was struck by the bus, said no one was in the house or outside at the time.

“My kids are always sitting right there,” said Green, pointing to the smashed brick fence that surrounds his home. “I can’t understand what kind of accident this is.”

Residents in the area said they had been petitioning for years for a four-way stop sign at the intersection.

“At least once a month, there is an accident here,” said Franzo Law. “You could save a child’s life.”

A similar request had been made for the intersection of 110th Avenue and Liverpool Street, one block to the south, and the petition was successful after more than five years, residents said.

“If someone is speeding, you don’t have time to get across,” Law said.

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