At least 7 people were injured after an accordion-style bus drifted off the street in New York City and half of them dangled from an overpass.
A police spokesman said the BX-35 bus driver “couldn’t get on the road and got off the road” near the Cross Bronx Expressway and University Avenue at around 11pm Thursday. No other vehicles were involved in the incident and no arrests were made.
Six of the injured were bus passengers and the other was the driver. According to the police and MTA spokesman Tim Minton, you were taken to hospital with minor injuries.
The FDNY later said on Twitter that a total of nine people were injured. It is unclear whether the other two are passengers as well. Her injuries were compatible with falling from about 50 feet, according to FDNY deputy chief Paul Hopper, who oversaw emergency medical treatment.
Minton said it was too early to speculate on the cause of the incident. He said the bus driver’s route required a left turn onto the expressway, but for some reason the bus missed the turn.
Videos from the Citizen app show a massive police reaction to the scene and many people gathering to take photos and videos.
Delays are expected in the area until a crane arrives to remove the bus from the bridge.
“We are currently ensuring that all fuel and other hazardous materials are secured in the vehicle until the bus can be pulled onto the road,” said Steven Moore, FDNY deputy battalion chief.