Terror ensued in New York City on Thursday when a double-decker tour bus collided with an MTA city bus in a massive accident that left dozens injured.
In footage captured on Twitter, passengers can be seen exiting the vehicle bloody and traumatized as sirens blare in the background.
?#BREAKING: Over 55+ injuries reported after a double-decker tour bus collides with MTA city bus
Currently numerous authorities and emergency personnel have been deployed following a collision involving a double-decker tour bus and a MTA city bus in… pic.twitter.com/4UeSNJAk4Z
— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) July 7, 2023
The two buses appeared to have hit each other in a T-bone manner, per the MTA. Paramedics reported roughly 67 injuries, 32 of which resulted in hospitalizations.
The accident occurred just after 7 p.m. near 23rd Street and 1st Avenue in Manhattan. None of the injuries were reported to be life-threatening.
FDNY officials provide an update on a bus collision in Manhattan https://t.co/9jNo32icWl
— FDNY (@FDNY) July 7, 2023
According to police, the double-decker tourist bus ran a red light as the MTA bus was driving through the intersection when the accident occurred.
“This tour bus behind us seems to have run a red light and t-boned our bus, hit it twice, it was going so fast I think,” MTA Transit President Richard Davey told local outlet ABC 7.
The tour bus driver is not expected to face criminal charges, but the investigation is still ongoing.