Updated Tuesday, Aug. 25 10:37 a.m.
Six people were injured after a Resorts World Casino bus crashed into a Rego Park building Monday afternoon after trying to avoid hitting another vehicle, authorities said.
Fire officials responded to a call at 2:24 p.m. of a bus transporting people slamming into a two-story building located at 87-17 63rd Ave., the FDNY said.
According to officials, six people were hurt in the crash, including one person who was inside the building, and were taken to Jamaica Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens.
The 39-year-old driver of the bus — who was the most seriously injured and taken to NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens with cuts and bruises on his face and hands — was trying to avoid a Toyota that made a sharp right turn in front of him at the intersection of 63rd Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard before losing control, according to police.
The bus, which was traveling on a designated bus lane on Woodhaven Boulevard, then hit the Toyota before going into the building and also striking a second vehicle that was parked.
The 37-year-old driver of the Toyota, who was not injured, was later issued a summons for an improper turn, according to police.
An investigation to determine the cause of the accident is still ongoing.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with those impacted by the bus accident,” Resorts World said in a statement following the crash. “We are cooperating fully with the authorities in the investigation.”
Photo Of Queens **10-60 Bus Accident** At Woodhaven Boulevard At 63rd Avenue pic.twitter.com/7s3znrMzMB
— NYCFireWire (@NYCFireWire) August 24, 2015
Please avoid N/B Woodhaven Blvd at 63 Avenue due to a collision requiring an investigation pic.twitter.com/GiXla5z5jS
— NYPD 112th Precinct (@NYPD112Pct) August 24, 2015