The collision occurred around 8:40 A.M. in the center tube. A 127 Line bus was headed from Ridgefield and rear-ended a 128 Line bus around Fairview.
The officials investigating the collision said the driver of the first bus switched lanes very suddenly and the driver of the other bus didn’t have an adequate amount of time to stop.
The bus driver at fault was issued tickets for an unsafe lane change, making an improper lane change, and careless driving.
The door on one of the buses had to be cut open to assist the injured. Of the 44 injuries reported, 41 were minor and 3 were more serious.
The following information was provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA):