A bus driver trying to avoid hitting a pedestrian slammed into a multi-family house on Long Island, killing a 6-year-old
boy inside and injuring his older brother, Nassau County police said. (Nov. 27)
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SHOTLIST:WABC- Must courtesy Courtesy WABC-TVHempstead, New York1. Zoom in to front of bus in house2. SOUNDBITE: Kenneth Lack/Nassau County Police: "The driver reports seeing a pedestrian trying to cross the street...The pedestrian is crossing going south to north. The bus driver sees the pedestrian, blows his horn 3 times as a warning. The pedestrian keeps walking towards the moving bus who is traveling at the proper rate of speed with the green light, tries to avoid him. He's forced to make a hard right turn, hops the curb and strikes the house3. Wide of house and bus cordoned off with police lights in the background4. Zoom in to the back of the bus5. MS of police vehicles, people standing outside of the houseSTORYLINE:A transit bus hit a pedestrian and then slammed into a suburban New York City house, killing a 6-year-old boy who was inside the home. Eleven people on the bus suffered minor injuries. Police say the Nassau Inter County Express bus plowed into the multi-family home in Hempstead, on Long Island around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. The boy was pronounced dead at a hospital, and police say his 7-year-old brother suffered minor injuries. The pedestrian who was struck was taken to the hospital. Police described his injuries as non-life threatening.