More than a dozen people were injured in a crash involving an MTA bus in Brooklyn, police say. It happened around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Livonia and Pennsylvania Avenues in East New York.

According to police, a 60-year-old driving a Lexus was heading south when he ended up in the northbound lane while trying to make a turn. The driver struck a parked minivan with four people inside, including a 3-year-old boy. Police say the Lexus driver then crashed into a B20 bus.

Officials say 17 people were hurt, including the driver of the minivan, with 11 taken to a local hospital. We’re told all of the injuries are minor. According to police, the Lexus driver fled the scene after the crash but was caught a few blocks away. He was taken to a local hospital in stable condition.

Brooklyn, known for its bustling streets and heavy traffic, often sees its fair share of accidents. With numerous thoroughfares crisscrossing the borough, including major arteries like Atlantic Avenue and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, incidents ranging from minor fender-benders to more severe collisions occur regularly.

Contact our Brooklyn car accident lawyers at Rubenstein & Rynecki if you have been injured in a collision. Call 718-522-1020 or complete our online form to schedule a free consultation today. Located in Brooklyn, we serve clients in New York City, including The Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island.