Location - Date: New York/ January 28, 2013

1. Wide, front of damaged bus

2. Close, damage around bus front door


He passed out. He was behind the wheel. I was sitting in the back of the bus, and essentially, you know, we didn't realize what was happening at first but the ride became very jerky and unstable.

4. SOUNDBITE: (NO NAME) Luckily we got a lot of green lights but it felt like we went through about seven intersections. I think we hit lots of cars and taxis and hopefully no people.

5. SOUNDBITE (NO NAME - Same man as shot 3)

I dropped all my stuff, ran up front, I pulled him away from the wheel, another gentleman started steering the bus, we hit a lot of stuff along the avenue, we mowed down a bunch of stuff going up the avenue and then basically I shook him a little bit, he woke up and he hit the break, so we stopped right here.

6. SOUNDBITE (NO NAME) (same woman as shot 4)

I'm not really sure what happened to the driver. He said I think everything went black.

7. Wide. Front of bus

8. Zoom to close, paramedic

9. Mid. Paramedic taking information from woman

10. Wide emergency workers

11. Mid. Crowd standing around.


A New York City bus driver reported he blacked out before crashing into a parked car, injuring three people, authorities said.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said the crash happened shortly after 7 p.m. Monday on the BxM18 bus heading north on Madison Avenue near 80th Street. The MTA said the driver and two passengers were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver, who has about 30 years' experience, told the MTA that he had lost consciousness.

Passenger Guy Praisler told the Daily News ( ) that he ran to the front of the bus to try to stop it.

"I just grabbed the wheel," he said. "I tried to lean him back and steer a little bit. I pushed his leg to the side and was able to bring us to a stop."

Passenger Arkady Krutkovich said, ""We didn't realize what was happening at first. The ride just became unstable and very jerky."

The MTA said there were 18 passengers on the bus at the time.



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