(killing a six-year-old boy in the front bedroom. The boy's seven-year-old brother was injured, as were 11 bus passengers and the pedestrian.Last night at 9:15 p.m., a Nassau commuter bus trying to avoid a pedestrian crashed into a Hempstead home—
Police say that the Nassau Inter County Express bus driver was trying to avoid a pedestrian crossing Fulton Avenue, a four-lane road. The driver honked his horn; Newsday reports, "The pedestrian continued crossing north and the driver swerved, making a hard right. He hit the pedestrian and slammed into the front bedroom of the multifamily home on Fulton Avenue, police said. 'The bus was trying to avoid the pedestrian in the roadway and wound up hitting the pedestrian anyway,' said Lt. Frank McNamee of the Hempstead Village police."
The six-year-old, David Santana, was pinned between the bus and an interior part of the house. Some reports say that he was sleeping, but residents in the house say that David was walking to close the bedroom door when the crash occurred. One, José Antonio Villagran, told the Post, “I was sleeping when suddenly, the big crash happened. I heard a big boom and I thought it was the end of the world."
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