16 Jan 2021

NYC bendy bus left drooping from overpass in Bronx

8:44 am on 16 January 2021

At least eight people have been injured in New York City after a bus plunged from an overpass onto a road below.

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Photo: Twitter/FDNY

The New York City Fire Department tweeted an image of the articulated bus dangling from the overpass in the Bronx district on Thursday evening.

The rear section was still on the overpass, while the nose of the front section reached down to the access road below.

The bus driver was among those injured, officials said, and was reported to be in a serious condition.

The cause of the accident was not clear.

"We assessed and treated a total of eight patients from this accident," fire service deputy chief Paul Hopper said.

"The bus fell approximately 15m onto the access road. The patients suffered injuries consistent with a fall from such a great height."

New York City councillor Mark Levine tweeted that emergency services had closed off the entire area after the "horrible accident".


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