BRONX, NEW YORK, NY – A bus accident in the Bronx Thursday morning left at least 13 people injured, according to a report by WNBC.
First responders were dispatched to the scene in the area of Boston Road and East Tremont Avenue after the incident was reported at about 8:30 a.m.
Investigators said the driver of an MTA bus crashed into a pillar holding up an elevated subway line. The bus driver was critically injured in the accident and was transported to St. Barnabas Hospital. NY1 reported she was treated for cardiac arrest at the scene but it remained unclear whether she suffered the episode before or after the crash.
12 passengers who were on the bus were taken to St. Barnabas Hospital and Jacobi Medical Center. They were being treated for minor injuries, including neck and back pain and bruises.
New York City Transit President Richard Davey said the bus driver, whose name was not released, had been determined as being fit for duty six months ago after passing a physical exam. She has been with the MTA for 14 years and was reported to have a good driving record.
New York City engineers checked the structural integrity of the subway pillar and found it had not sustained any damage.
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