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A charter bus and a New York City bus collided in Flushing, Queens, earlier this morning.
The crash has led to the death of at least one person, injured more than a dozen others, and left seven in a critical state.
The person killed was a pedestrian, trapped beneath one of the buses according to the New York City Fire Department. The accident happened early in the morning, at around 6 AM, at the intersection of Main Street and Northern Boulevard.
Emergency service personnel shut down a few streets and roads leading to the intersection, while firefighters were still on the scene an hour later putting out fires and removing passengers from the wreckage, the Fire Department stated.
The city bus appeared to be making a right turn when it was struck by the Dahlia travel bus, dragging both into a Kennedy Fried Chicken store, located at one of the intersection’s corner. The fire seemed to have first erupted at the damaged store.
This is not the first time the company has been involved in an accident. Last year a Dahlia bus, operated by a company called VMC East Coast, overturned during snowy weather while heading to a Connecticut casino, leaving 30 injured.
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