3 killed, 17 injured in Queens double bus crash

By NY1 News|

The National Transportation Safety Board has opened an investigation into Monday morning’s bus crash in Queens that killed three people, officials said.

The crash happened around 6:20 a.m. at Northern Boulevard and Main Street in Flushing.

Sources told NY1 that a Dahlia charter bus ran a red light and slammed into a Q20 MTA bus as it was making a turn.

Sources said Henry Wdowiak, 68, was walking on the sidewalk at the time and was trapped underneath one of the buses.

One of the 14 passengers on the MTA bus, 55-year-old Gregory Liljefors, and the tour bus driver, Raymond Mong, later died at a hospital.

17 others were injured, several of them critically. Sources said the MTA driver, a 10-year-veteran, was hospitalized with non-critical injuries.

“Just shocking, you see the scene over there. It’s hard to compare to anything I’ve seen — the sheer destruction from the impact of this collision,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio

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Source: NY1.com

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