16 injured, 1 seriously, in NJ Transit bus crash near Port Authority Bus Terminal


NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Sixteen people were injured, one of them seriously, Saturday after an NJ Transit bus crashed near the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan, authorities said.

The bus slammed into a divider around 9:30 a.m. on an upper ramp near W. 39th Street and 10th Avenue, a short distance from the Lincoln Tunnel, where the bus was headed to when it crashed.

Citizen App video shows the bus smashed up against the median as emergency crews respond.

EMS Deputy Chief Kevin Ramdayal said there was major damage to the front-end of the bus, which proved a challenge for rescuers trying to gain access to the interior, where passengers were trapped.

"We came on scene, there were multiple patients laying on the floor around the vehicle and then multiple patients that were still trapped inside of the vehicle," Ramdayal said. "We operated as EMS with fire to gain access into the interior of the vehicle, where we found multiple injured patients, one of them being severely critical."

A total of 16 people were injured in the crash, one of them seriously, the FDNY said. At least 11 of them were taken to area hospitals, while several more were treated at the scene.

It’s unclear what led to the crash. The Port Authority is investigating the cause.