A bus driver trying to avoid hitting a pedestrian slammed into a multi-family house on Long Island, N.Y., killing a 6-year-old boy inside and injuring his older brother, Nassau County police said.
The incident was one of two fatal accidents on the island involving public buses on Tuesday evening.
The 6-year-old boy was killed when the bus, part of the Nassau Inter County Express (NICE) system, crashed into the house in Hempstead around 9:30 p.m., police said. The boy and his 7-year-old brother were in the front bedroom of the house when the bus hit the pedestrian before plowing into the house, police said.
Police said 11 passengers suffered minor injuries. About 20 people were on the bus.
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