A woman was seriously injured Friday afternoon when her car plowed into the rear of a public bus that was stopped on Woodfield Road in West Hempstead.
The NICE bus, which was carrying roughly 15 passengers aboard, was stopped at the corner of Elm Street when the sedan slammed into the rear. According to one source at the scene, the woman may have been texting while driving when the accident occurred.
A male driver stopped by the firehouse on Woodfield Road to report the accident, according to Lakeview Fire Chief Heather Senti. Upon investigation, Lakeview firefighters headed to the scene, where they found the vehicle and notified the West Hempstead Fire Department, as this section of Woodfield Road is located in West Hempstead's fire district. They responded with their ambulance as did Nassau County Police, and attended to the injured driver.
Traffic on the busy street was shut down in both directions as police investigate the accident.