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19 injured in bus accident on Farmers Blvd.: Police

A bus accident at the intersection of Farmers Boulevard and South Conduit Avenue Tuesday at 3 p.m. injured 19 people, police said.

Police said the driver of a 1987 Dodge claimed that his van and the bus from the Jamaica Bus Lines collided at the intersection in Springfield Gardens.

Robert Porcelli, a dispatcher at the Jamaica Bus Lines, said a van ran the light and “hit our bus.” He said the company would have more information on the crash as soon as the bus driver returned to the depot.

The driver of the Dodge was taken to Jamaica Hospital complaining of chest pains, while the bus driver and 17 passengers were taken to area hospitals, said the Police Department.

Michael Hinck, a spokesman for Jamaica Hospital, said five patients were brought to the hospital — the driver of the van and four bus passengers — and were in stable condition with “a variety of bumps and bruises.” He said they were all being evaculated in the emergency room.

Roseann Flanagan, a spokeswoman for Mary Immaculate Hospital, said an adult and child were brought to the hospital and were in stable condition.

Officer Pete Dwyer, community affairs officer in the 105th Precinct, said there were no arrests or summons issued. He said all of the minors involved in the accident were taken to a hospital to be examined for precautionary reasons. He said the injured people’s families were notified of the accident and where the injured were taken.

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