Driver killed when car hits bus in Rocky Point

advertisement | advertise on newsday

The driver of a Toyota Scion was killed in a crash with a commercial tour bus on Saturday evening in Rocky Point, Suffolk police said.

The crash occurred at 7:41 p.m., on the Bypass in Rocky Point between 25A and Broadway, police said.

A police spokesman said the tour bus was traveling west on the Bypass and the Toyota was traveling east. The Toyota briefly went off the road, then swerved back onto and directly across the road in front of the bus.

The bus hit the Toyota on the passenger side, and "pushed the vehicle for a distance, and they both went into the shoulder of the road," the spokesman said.

advertisement | advertise on newsday

The bus driver was taken to John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson with non-life-threatening injuries.

Neither the bus nor the sedan appeared to be carrying passengers, police said. However, Seventh Squad detectives were still investigating.

The Bypass, between Broadway and Ridge Road in Shoreham, was closed as of 10:45 p.m., police said.

The best of Newsday every day in your inbox. Get the Newsday Now newsletter!

Comments now uses Facebook for our comment boards. Please read our guidelines and connect your Facebook account to comment.

You also may be interested in: