Suffolk County Police have arrested a man for recklessly crashing his Chevy Trailblazer into a school bus full of children and a pregnant woman’s car. The incident took place on Friday afternoon in Brentwood.
The man behind the wheel was 37-year-old Kyle Norton of East Islip. Norton, under the influence of alcohol, first crashed into the back of the bus after school let out at 3:34 p.m. Instead of stopping to see if the children were okay, he allegedly fled the scene of the accident. During Norton’s frantic escape he then slammed into a 2004 Mercury driven by a pregnant woman two minutes later.
Norton once again left the scene of the accident without checking on the woman and her two children in the car. This second accident took place on Alkier Street and Gibson Avenue.
Four of the children on the school bus, the pregnant woman, and her two kids were transported to Southside Hospital in nearby Bay Shore for minor injuries they sustained during the two accidents. Thankfully all those involved were released with no major injuries. Norton was also uninjured from the incident
Norton was finally caught when two samaritans followed him and called police.
After his arrest Friday, Norton was charged with DWI, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Aggravated Unlicensed of a Motor Vehicle in the 3rd Degree, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree. Motor Carrier is currently conducting a safety check on the school bus.
[Source: Suffolk County Police]