11 hurt in multi-vehicle crash in Staten Island

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STATEN ISLAND — At least 11 people were injured in a multi-vehicle collision in Staten Island on Thursday, an FDNY spokesperson said.

Victims were rushed to Richmond Hospital, officials said. It was not immediately clear what caused the 11:40 a.m. crash.

The cars collided near the intersection of Castleton Avenue and Broadway.

One of the vehicles involved was a special needs van from Lifestyles for the Disabled, silive.com reported. The people in the van were clients and staff from Lifestyles – including nine young adults with autism.

The victims all suffered minor injuries.

The crash came as a vehicle killed one person and others in Times Square collision. There is no indication the two incidents are related.

Staten Island Councilman Joe Borelli said the crash was not terrorism related.

“Police are not treating as suspicious, nor is hospital,” he said.