Alleged drunk driver charged in chain reaction crash in Brooklyn that left more than dozen injured

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Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Allegedly drunk driver causes chain reaction crash involving MTA bus
Josh Einiger is in the Brooklyn with the story.

BROOKLYN, New York (WABC) -- Police say a driver was drunk and without a license when he struck a minivan in Brooklyn Tuesday, sparking a chain reaction crash that injured 10 people on a bus and four others in the minivan.

The incident took place at 4:30 p.m. on Livonia Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue.

Police say 60-year-old Jerome Wallace of Brooklyn was traveling southbound on Pennsylvania Avenue and crashed into a Honda minivan when it turned left onto Livonia Avenue.

Wallace then struck a parked car, investigators said.

Afterward, an MTA bus going northbound on Pennsylvania Avenue sideswiped the other vehicles involved in the accident.

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Lucy Yang has the details.

Ten people on the bus, including the driver, were hurt.

Four people in the minivan -- a 64-year-old woman, a 34-year-old woman, an 18-year-old woman and a three-year-old boy - were also injured.

Wallace has been charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and acting in a manner injurious to a child.


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