A Coach USA commuter bus was involved in a collision with a Nissan Altima, causing it to hit a pedestrian on the sidewalk and then slam into a Bank of America building in Orange, New Jersey on Wednesday according to NBC NY.
Witnesses say the bus was speeding a little and seemed to lose control while trying to make the light on Main Street. While attempting a left turn, the bus struck the Altima who was trying to make a right turn. The impact of the collision spun the sedan around and sent the bus careening onto the sidewalk forcefully striking a 34 year old man from New York City before crashing into a Bank of America branch.
The impact hurled the pedestrian across the street and halfway under a parked car. There were no passengers on the bus at the time of the incident and no bank customers or employees were injured.
The force of the crash ripped pieces of the car off and left skidmarks in its wake.
The 77 year old bus driver and the 39 year old Altima driver were taken to the hospital and the pedestrian who was impacted the most from the crash was listed in very critical condition.
Coach USA released a statement following the accident. “Safety is our number one priority and ONE Bus is fully cooperating with the authorities with their investigation into the incident.”