A school bus carrying 23 children and a motorcyclist crashed into each other at the corner of Merrick Road and Lancaster Avenue in Baldwin today. The incident occurred shortly before 8 a.m.
Fortunately, the 23 children between the ages of 5 and 14 on board the bus were not injured. The bus driver, a 64-year-old woman who was operating the bus by the Atlantic Express Transportation company suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital.
The 27-year-old motorcyclist was killed. He was transported to South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside where he was pronounced dead.
The identity of the motorcyclist has not been released.
A portion of Merrick Road was closed off following the incident. Police are continuing to investigate the incident.
[Source: NBC New York]