Bus crashes into building in Queens

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A tour bus was removed from the scene of a crash in Rego Park, Queens.

A Resorts World Casino-branded tour bus crashed into a three-story townhouse in Queens Monday afternoon. Video from SkyFoxHD shows that the bus tore a hole through a corner of a building on Woodhaven Boulevard and 63rd Avenue in Rego Park. 

Dozens of firefighters, medics, and police officers responded to the scene. At least six people were hurt. Medics could be seen wheeling away patients on stretchers. First responders had to cut the driver from the wreckage. The driver is expected to survive.


An FDNY official at the scene said that the driver lost control at the intersection, veered off the road, and crashed into the building. He said that five people were on the bus and one person was in the building.

The bus appeared to virtually destroy part of the first two stories of the building, with debris from the collapsed walls spread out over a driveway and the sidewalk.

The bus also damaged an SUV, but it is not clear if that vehicle was parked near the building at the time of the crash or was somehow involved in the accident.

The building appears to be constructed of red brick and white siding. A law office is located on the first floor.

Resorts World Casino is located at the Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens.