A Huntington Station man faces a slew of criminal charges after the NYPD said he carjacked a New York City Access-A-Ride paratransit bus outside Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan and crashed into police cars and civilian vehicles before being arrested by Suffolk County police in Greenlawn.
Police said that at about 8:30pm on July 22, Jason Terciak, 27 – who had been brought to Bellevue a day earlier – carjacked the paratransit bus armed with a screwdriver. Police said the driver had just unloaded passengers at the hospital and was in the rear of the bus when Terciak went to the driver’s side, smashed a window with the screwdriver, entered the vehicle and drove off. The driver escaped through the rear exit door, uninjured, police said.
Police said Terciak “collided with multiple NYPD and civilian vehicles” as he fled, driving from First Avenue to the Queens-Midtown Tunnel, then through Nassau and into Suffolk before being arrested hours later in Greenlawn. Terciak is charged with first-degree robbery, grand larceny auto, criminal possession of stolen property, four counts of reckless endangerment, auto stripping, criminal possession of a weapon and four counts of leaving the scene of an accident.