MTA Bus Crashes on FDR Drive

At least three people were injured Monday afternoon when an MTA bus crashed into a metal pillar on the FDR Drive. Early reports state the driver lost control of the vehicle when he went to get a drink to quench his thirst whilst driving.

The QM11 bus jumped a barrier and struck the support while rounding a bend on the northbound service road near 34th Street around 4:25 p.m. Firefighters had to use an axe and a crowbar to pry open a door and free everyone on board, including a passenger’s service dog, FDNY Battalion 8 Chief Mark Rosenbaum said. One passenger suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries and was rushed to NYU Medical Center, while two others with non-serious injuries were taken to Bellevue Hospital. The unidentified driver suffered minor injuries and was being eyed as the cause of the wreck, Rosenbaum said.

Of the three injuries, only 1 was serious, but was not considered to be life-threatening.



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