The New York Police Department is investigating a bus crash between two New Jersey Transit buses near an entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel in Manhattan Friday that injured at least 32 people.
According to NBC 4 New York, New Jersey Transit bus 185 from Oradell, New Jersey, slammed into the back of bus 193 out of Wayne, New Jersey at the entrance to the center tube of the tunnel. The Lincoln Tunnel is a tunnel system under the Hudson River connecting Midtown Manhattan and New Jersey.
Citing New York City Fire Department officials, NBC News reported that most of the bus crash injuries appeared to be minor, but that eight passengers suffered serious injuries. There is no word yet on the nature of the injuries, but none are believed to be life-threatening.
The bus crash occurred about 9:50 a.m., creating long delays in an area already jammed with heavy commuter traffic as emergency responders worked to assist the injured and clear the road. Bus 185 was carrying 37 passengers and bus 193 had 25 passengers onboard, officials said.
According to the FDNY, most of the injured passengers were taken to Bellevue Hospital. The eight victims who were seriously injured were transported to Lenox Hill Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital for treatment.
Authorities are also investigating a collision involving a New Jersey Transit bus that killed one person in Livingston, New Jersey, Tuesday, May 15.
News 12 New Jersey reports that the bus crashed into a car near the Livingston Mall, causing the car to careen into a wooded area and killing the elderly driver of the car. Several people aboard the bus reportedly suffered minor injuries.