NEW YORK – The driver of a car that was involved in a crash with a city bus was arrested Saturday on charges of driving while intoxicated, police said. At least 16 people were injured in the collision, one critically.
The bus and a 1995 Nissan Maxima collided shortly before 6 a.m. at the intersection of Booth Memorial Avenue and 164th Street in Queens, police said.
Jeremy Soffin, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which runs the bus system, said 15 people were on the bus at the time of the crash and 13 of them were taken to local hospitals. He said none of their injuries appeared to be life-threatening.
One passenger from the car was in critical condition; two others, including the driver of the Nissan, suffered minor injuries, police said.
Police said the driver, David Cho, was in stable condition at New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens. Cho, 25, was also arrested on charges of disobeying a traffic device, police said.