MANHATTAN, NY – A collision involving two buses on the east side of Manhattan Thursday night sent dozens of people to the hospital, reports WNBC.
Police and firefighters were called to the scene in the area of First Avenue and 23rd Street at about 7 p.m. for what was described as a major vehicle accident. A Topview double-decker tour bus was reported to have T-boned an MTA express bus at that location. Some of the passengers on the tour bus had to be pulled from windows and removed from the vehicle with a ladder.
According to the FDNY, a total of 81 people were evaluated at the scene immediately after the crash. 27 of the injured were taken to area hospitals, but none of the injuries were believed to be life-threatening. Most of the injuries appeared to involve cuts, scrapes, and bruises. Among those transported was the driver of the tour bus.
Investigators said the driver of the tour bus went through a red light prior to the collision, and is expected to be given a summons. The MTA bus had the right of way, according to police.
An investigation is continuing into the cause of the accident.
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