Stolen Highlander crushes Brooklyn bus, injures dozen

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About a dozen people have been injured when a stolen Toyota Highlander fleeing police slammed into a city bus and another car near a Brooklyn intersection

Officials said the stolen SUV was speeding past E. 86th St. and Glenwood Road in Canarsie about 6 p.m on Thursday when cops tried to pull the vehicle over.

The SUV which refused to stop, kept heading west for five blocks before blowing a stop sign at the corner of E. 87th St. and Ave. M and slamming into a B 103 bus heading east on Ave. M and a BMW.

A NYPD spokesman said cops trying to stop the Highlander ceased their pursuit 10 minutes before the crash.

All nine passengers in the bus, the bus driver, two teens in the stolen Highlander and the BMW driver suffered minor injuries and have been taken to the hospital for treatment.

Officials said, “The 16-year-old boy found behind the wheel of the Highlander was charged with car theft, criminal possession of stolen property, reckless endangerment, fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle and criminal possession of marijuana.”

They added that his 17-year-old passenger was charged with criminal possession of stolen property, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and criminal possession of marijuana.

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