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Dozens Injured After Car, MTA Bus Collide In Brooklyn

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Officials say dozens are hurt after a driver trying to avoid police collided with an Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus on Monday.

According to officials, the incident happened just after 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Albany Avenue and Herkimer Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Police say they pulled over two men in a Camaro and noticed a gun inside the car, when the two men drove off and tried to outrun the cops.

Police say the car eventually blew through a stop sign and crashed into a B-15 bus.

Officials say total of 43 people were hurt, and 12 have what are described as serious injuries.

"The driver and passenger, they handcuffed them, but they couldn't handcuff them until they could make them get out of the car. They jammed in the car, do they had to wait until the fire department come and take the roof off and the door off to get them out first," said witness Joette Bryant.

"We removed the patients from the car, and then we were able to deal with the patients inside the transit authority bus, and that's where we were able to take care of the seriously injured patients on the bus," said FDNY Battalion Chief Mike Breslin.

Officials say the two suspects from the car have been taken into police custody.

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