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Two Tour Buses Collide in Times Square, NY

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Morgan Cain3 years ago

Two double-decker tour buses collided in Times Square, New York with reports stating 14 people have been injured.

About the New York Bus Collision

According to Reuters, two open-top tour buses collided in New York on Tuesday.  The accident resulted in 14 people being injured during the busiest time of the tourist season.

The buses collided near 47th Street and 7th Avenue knocking over a light pole that held a traffic signal into a plaza packed with pedestrians

Of the 14 injuries, only three were seriously injured and required medical attention.  The majority of the people hurt were injured by the falling light pole.

Reuters reports that of those injured there was a middle-aged man who had a 2-inch gash on his cheek, with a hand also wrapped in gauze.  Another man sustained an injury to his elbow that had been attended to at the scene.

Many emergency vehicles, including fire trucks and ambulances, appeared at the scene of the crash.  Police are still investigating the crash and have no new information to provide about the accident at this time.

Bus Accident Statistics

The following information is from the U.S. Department of Transportation:

  • From 2002 to 2012, the number of buses involved in fatal crashes decreased by 8 percent from 274 to 251.
  • Approximately 13 percent of intercity buses, 41 percent of school buses and 34 percent of transit buses were involved in fatal crashes.


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