Tractor-trailer hits school bus and several cars, one arrested


One man was arrested on May 25 in North Bellmore after police say he left the scene of a multi-vehicle car crash that caused several injuries.

According to the Nassau County Police Department, a freightliner tractor-trailer delivery truck for Walmart was traveling southbound on Newbridge Road near Falcon Street in East Meadow, when its sideview mirror struck a school bus occupied by 18 student passengers.

The operator of the tractor trailer did not stop and continued southbound, colliding with seven occupied vehicles near Stop & Shop on Jerusalem Avenue in Bellmore, before it overturned in the grocery store’s parking lot.

As a result of the collision with the seven vehicles, four adults and two children suffered minor injuries and were transported to an area hospital for treatment.

A 16-year-old student passenger on the school bus also suffered a minor injury, and was treated at the scene.

The operator of the tractor-trailer, Maxwell Taylor, 56, was arrested without further incident. He suffered minor injuries, and was also transported to a hospital for treatment. Taylor is charged with two counts of leaving the scene of an incident. He was released on an appearance ticket, returnable to the First District Court in Hempstead on June 14.