Seven individuals sustained minor injuries from the crash, a police spokesperson informed NBC New York. The fire department confirmed there have been a number of units on the scene. All of the injured had been bus passengers. They have since been transported to a local hospital.
New York council member Mark D. Levine tweeted that emergency services had sealed off the area in response to the incident. The NYEM agency said a bus collision had happened in the area of University Avenue on the Cross-Bronx expressway and urged people to keep away from the area.
More on this terrible incident…https://t.co/viOU4VCPHc
— Mark D. Levine (@MarkLevineNYC) January 15, 2021
MTA Bus Collision: Westbound traffic delays in the area of the Cross Bronx Expressway and University Avenue in The Bronx. Consider alternate routes. Multilingual & ASL Link: https://t.co/KVVnlbeL5T.
— NYCEM – Notify NYC (@NotifyNYC) January 15, 2021
Footage of the hanging suspended bus posted on social media confirmed the bus split alongside the articulation joint, with the front end of the bus balancing on the street beneath whereas the back of the bus stayed on the overpass above. It was unclear how many individuals had been on the bus, or the number of people who were injured.
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