Video shows pickup truck slamming into bus

SYRACUSE, NY (WSYR) — Centro has released its video after a pick-up truck crashed through the side of the bus last Friday afternoon in New York.

The truck became partially lodged inside the passenger area of the bus.

According to Syracuse Police, the driver of the pickup truck was getting off the exit ramp of I-81 and swerved to the left lane to avoid stopped traffic and went off the road.

Once off the road, the truck continued on the grass and hit a Centro bus that was on Park Street at a traffic light.
Eight people were hurt in the crash.

The driver of the pick-up truck, 82-year-old Neil Brownell of West Monroe, was ticketed for failure to reduce speed on a curve and failure to keep right on a highway.

Syracuse Police say Brownell apparently was not familiar with the area and after exiting the ramp for the mall, coming around the curve he saw stopped traffic ahead of him and mistakenly hit the accelerator instead of the brakes sending him off the road and into the bus. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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