Motorcyclist Injured After Crash With School Bus, Witnesses Say

By Theodore Parisienne and Aidan Gardiner  on May 14, 2013 10:21am

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 A school bus from Brooklyn Transportation Corp. collided with a motorcycle as they both turned onto 48th Street in Brooklyn while traveling eastbound on Second Avenue. The motorcycle became wedged underneath the right side of the bus at the rear tires. The motorcyclist was transported to a Lutheran Hospital.
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SUNSET PARK — A motorcyclist was hurt after his bike collided with a school bus near 48th Street Tuesday morning, an FDNY spokesman said.

The bike and bus were traveling north on Second Avenue in Brooklyn when the two turned east onto 48th Street about 8 a.m. and the bike hit the right hand side of the bus, said a fire spokesman and witnesses. 

The motorcyclist was screaming in pain before he was rushed to Lutheran Hospital, witnesses said.

"We heard somebody yelling, 'My leg, my leg' and all of a sudden I saw a guy laying down there at the side of the bus," said Jim Sanchez, who works near the accident site. "They were trying to calm him down because he was yelling hysterically about his legs."

The bus was carrying children at the time, but it did not appear that any of them had been injured.

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