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Accident Report Detail

Highway Accident Brief: Intersection Collision Involving Motorcoach and Transit Bus, Flushing, New York, September 18, 2017

Executive Summary

​On September 18, 2017, about 6:16 a.m., a 2015 Motor Coach Industries (MCI) 56-passenger motorcoach, operated by Dahlia Group Inc., collided with a 2015 New Flyer 35-passenger transit bus, operated by the New York City Transit Authority, in Flushing, New York. The crash occurred at the intersection of Northern Boulevard (New York State Route 25A [NY-25A]) and Main Street, about 0.8 mile from the motorcoach carrier’s base of operations.

Probable Cause

​The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the Flushing, New York, crash was the driver’s unintended acceleration of the motorcoach and inability to brake for reasons that could not be conclusively determined from the information available.

Accident Location: Flushing , NY USA Northern Boulevard (New York State Route 25A) and Main Street
Accident Date: 9/18/2017
Accident ID: HWY17MH015

Date Adopted: 2/11/2019
NTSB Number: HAB1901
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