Tour buses collide in NYC’s Times Square

August 5, 2014

At least 13 people were injured when two tourist buses collided in the heart of New York City’s Times Square on Tuesday.

Three of the injuries were serious, but not life-threatening. Victims were taken to area emergency rooms, according to ABC7.

Eight pedestrians were hurt, in addition to three people riding the tour buses — a red Greyline bus and a blue City Sights bus, according to NBC News.

The crash occurred near the TKTS booth, where theatergoers purchase discount Broadway tickets.  A traffic signal was knocked over in the collision, DNA Info New York reports.

Orville Anderson told the New York Times:
“All of sudden we heard this big boom,” he said. “I saw the lightpole coming over and fall down. I looked over and we saw people laying on the ground. It was scary.”

Now: #FDNY at scene of bus accident in #TimesSquare. 11 injuries. No life-threatening injuries at this time.

— FDNY (@FDNY) August 5, 2014

A witness told ABC-7 New York that one of the buses was traveling at “a very high rate of speed and landed right near my daughter.”

UPDATE: 2 double-decker buses crash in Times Square @jprice141788/Instagram

— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) August 5, 2014

On average, 350,000 pedestrians enter the man intersection of Times Square daily, while another 115,000 drivers/passengers pass through by car and bus each day, according to the Times Square Alliance.

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