Hampton Jitney Bus In Freak Accident On L.I.E.

HAUPPAUGE, NY (AP / WCBS 880) – A tire flew off a car traveling on the Long Island Expressway and smashed into a tour bus windshield heading in the opposite direction.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports

Four passengers on the bus suffered minor injuries.

Michael Sharkey of the Suffolk County sheriff’s office says the accident happened at about 8:20 a.m. Wednesday.

The car was going eastbound when the front right tire came off the vehicle. It flew over a concrete divider and smashed into the windshield of the tour bus, which was going west.

A spokeswoman for the bus company, Hampton Jitney, said 19 people were aboard the bus. It was booked for a private tour of an upstate culinary institute.

No one in the car was injured.

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  • Steve

    Great reaction on the bus drivers part!

  • elorac

    I’m always nervous driving on the LIE thinking something like this could happen….Thankfully, no one was seriously injuried. The LIE is a scary ride!!

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