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Massive Bed-stuy bus accident shows need to keep Interfaith open

9/13/2013, 4:15 p.m.

Following a massive accident between a car being pursued by cops and a New York City Transit bus, over three dozen people who were on the bus had to be taken to Interfaith Medical Center for urgent care.

“This is one of the worst vehicular accidents I’ve seen as an elected official in this Central Brooklyn community. I’m here to offer my support and to encourage all persons injured and their families at this difficult moment,” said Robert Cornegy Jr., district leader for Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Cornegy added, “ I am proud to have played a leadership role in keeping this vital hospital open for care while the State Department of Health has wanted it to close.”

As the hospital fights to stay open and as moves are still being made to close it, various community leaders went to Interfaith Medical Center to help coordinate any related support services and information for families, because the emergency room staff was a bit overwhelmed with the large group of patients entering the hospital for care.