An MTA bus that swerved to avoid a car crashed into a two-story house on Saturday night and injured 12 people, police said.
The Q113 bus was traveling along Guy R. Brewer Boulevard in Springfield Gardens when a white 2000 Chrysler traveling in the opposite direction on the street ran a red light and turned left into the bus’s lane, according to an MTA spokesperson.
The bus collided with the car at about 9:40 p.m., then crashed into two parked cars, a metal fence and through the side of a two-story house at the intersection of South Conduit Avenue and Guy R. Brewer Boulevard.
According to authorities, the ten people on the bus and two people in the Chrysler were taken to local hospitals with minor injuries.
The driver of the four-door sedan, a 24-year-old man, was taken into custody and charged with possession of a controlled substance, reckless endangerment, fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, obstruction of government administration, failure to stop at a stop sign, and several other traffic violations, police said.