4 injured after DOC bus plows into scaffolding in NYC

A city Department of Correction bus jumped a curb and smashed head on into scaffolding in Brooklyn on Thursday night, injuring the two correction officers and both prisoners on board, police said.

The driver of the bus, a female correction officer, lost control and crashed on Johnson Street near Jay Street at about 5:10 p.m., according to cops and witnesses.

The scaffolding landed on the hood of the bus, which suffered a cracked windshield from the impact.

A city Department of Correction bus jumped a curb and smashed head on into scaffolding in Brooklyn
Two correction officers and both prisoners on board were injured.
Steven Vago
A city Department of Correction bus jumped a curb and smashed head on into scaffolding in Brooklyn
The driver of the bus lost control.
Steven Vago

A window of a New York City College of Technology building was also damaged in the crash.

All four occupants sustained minor injuries, authorities said.

The correction officers were taken away on stretchers and transported to NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, police and witnesses said.

A city Department of Correction bus jumped a curb and smashed head on into scaffolding in Brooklyn
All four occupants sustained minor injuries.
Steven Vago
A city Department of Correction bus jumped a curb and smashed head on into scaffolding in Brooklyn
A city Department of Correction bus jumped a curb and smashed head on into scaffolding in Brooklyn.Steven Vago

The driver was wheeled away with a neck brace on, according to witnesses.

The prisoners at first refused medical attention, but were later taken to Brooklyn Hospital, police said.

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