The driver swerved out of control while trying to avoid injuring a jaywalker
A bus swerved out of control in New York city on November 27, smashing into a private residence in Hempstead.A 6-year-old boy was killed and another suffered minor injuries in the crash, MStar News reports. The victim of the accident was identified as David Granados, who found himself in the hallway of the family home.
The Granados shared the residence with another family, and at the time David and his 7-year-old brother Josue were in the section affected in the accident.
At 9:30 p.m., the driver of the Nassau Inter County Express bus tried to avoid a jaywalker crossing at a red light, and was forced to make a turn towards the house. Reports say he signaled the pedestrian to move out of the way several times, sounding his horn, and yet he was ignored.
David had walked out of his bedroom the night of the tragic incident, and as the bus crushed the walls with full speed, he got caught in the wreckage. His little brother was in bed, and did not suffer serious injuries. Neither did the children's mother, who was cooking in another part of the house at the time.
“The two boys were supposed to be sleeping, but the little one was up. [...] He happened to be walking in the spot the bus hit ... I heard a big 'Boom!' and I thought it was the end of the world," Jose Antonio Villagran, the other homeowner, explains.
The boys were immediately taken to Winthrop-University Hospital; nonetheless, David could not be saved and was pronounced dead. Josue was treated for glass cuts, and is currently in stable condition.
None of the 11 bus passengers incurred serious wounds, nor did the pedestrian or the other 10 residents of the 505 Fulton St. home. Preliminary investigations revealed the bus driver hadn't consumed alcoholic substances or drugs prior to the accident.