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FDNY: At least 10 injured in MTA bus crash in West Farms section of Bronx

10 people hurt after van slams into MTA bus in the Bronx
10 people hurt after van slams into MTA bus in the Bronx 02:06

NEW YORK -- Officials say at least 10 people were injured when a van rammed into the back of an MTA bus in the West Farms section of the Bronx on Sunday night.

Part of East 180th Street was still full of scattered broken glass later in the evening. The street was eventually reopened and the bus and a van were towed from the scene.

FDNY officials say at least three people were treated at the scene for injuries and seven others were taken to nearby hospitals.

CBS New York was told there were no passengers in the van at the time.

The crash happened at around 7 p.m. on East 180th near Mohegan Avenue.

Surveillance video shows the van slamming into the back of that bus, causing the engine to burst into flames. CBS New York was told driver of the van lives in the neighborhood, and often drives senior citizens.

A witness said the driver's mother arrived at the scene and said her son suffers from seizures, but it's unclear if he suffered a medical episode at the time.

"He must've been going like 80, 95 (miles) an hour. I kept saying he's gonna hit the bus, he's gonna hit the bus. Bam, he hit the back of that bus and he spins his whole car around and then he hit another black car that was coming this way," Marc Davis said.

"When I saw his face on the floor, I was like, damn, I know the person. But his brother came outside. It was heartbreaking for me to see his mother like that, almost fainting and all that," neighbor Jeremi Smith said.

"It was a big fire. We thought it was going to explode in the middle of the street," Ali Nasser added.

Officials have not released the condition of the victims, including the driver of the van.

But investigators do not suspect any criminality.

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