A pickup truck struck a Centro bus in Syracuse Jan. 19, 2017, lodging itself in the bus and injuring multiple people.
Video surveillance from the bus shows the truck crashing through the side of the bus and throwing a passenger forward. Centro released the surveillance footage after Syracuse.com | The Post-Standard filed a Freedom of Information Law request.
Neil Brownell, the driver of the pickup truck, exited Interstate 81 north at Park Street around 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, said the Syracuse Police Department.
Brownell then swerved into the left lane to avoid traffic near the end of the ramp, police said. The truck drove off the road and crashed into a Centro bus that was stopped on Park Street at the Farmers Market Place traffic light.
Police said several passengers were treated for minor injuries. The bus driver, Daphne Ross-Powell, 54, of Syracuse, was treated at Crouse Hospital for chest pain.
The pickup driver, Brownell, 82, of West Monroe, was not injured, police said. His wife, Jerrie Brownell, 75, of West Monroe, a passenger in his truck, was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center for chest pain.
No tickets were immediately issued after the crash.