A terrifying New York City bus accident on the highway east of the city left nearly 50 passengers shaken but no serious injuries were reported. The "Megabus" was nearly full to capacity with 48 passengers and the driver and bound for New York City from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania when it struck a tractor-trailer. The crash happened on February 25th at around 5:30 in that afternoon along a stretch of Interstate 80 near Blairstown, New Jersey.
A near-fatal bus accident in the Bronx late last month left a woman critically injured and fighting for her life. The accident occurred on October 29th near the intersection of Bedford Park Boulevard and Paul Avenue adjacent to Lehman College. The woman was crossing the street when a Bee-Line bus attempting a left turn struck her. The 52-year-old victim was pinned underneath the vehicle and had to be extricated by EMTS.
A bus accident in New York City in 2017 that left three people dead and several more injured was likely caused by a thermos rolling around on the floor. That's the tentative conclusion from the year-long investigation into the crash by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
A recent plague of MTA bus accidents in New York have left several individuals dead and at least one elderly man in the hospital fighting for his life. This latest avoidable accident involving an MTA bus left an unnamed 64-year old man in critical condition. The man was struck by the M22 MTA bus on Manhattan's Lower East Side on Monday, November 23. Eye witnesses say that he was either crossing the street or standing on the street corner around 11 in the morning when the MTA bus made a left turn at the intersection of Madison and Jackson Streets and struck him.
A night out on the town to celebrate a promotion at work turned tragic for a young man earlier this month. 23-year old Louis Inoa was killed in a tragic MTA bus accident in the Bronx early on the morning of September 18th. He and a friend had been out celebrating and were on their way home in a livery cab when Inoa became ill. He asked the driver to stop and exited the vehicle into the street when a BX1 MTA bus came down Kingsbridge Avenue. Inoa was struck by the bus and was caught under the right rear wheel.
Passengers aboard an MTA bus traveling along west 170th Street in the Bronx were shocked and amazed when a 300 pound manhole cover burst up through the floor of the moving bus, shredding metal and sending debris flying like shrapnel. The New York City bus accident sent at least one passenger to the hospital with an injury to her ankle (likely caused by flying debris). Authorities are investigating the explosion but don't suspect foul play.
A shocking bus accident in New York brought one Greenwich Village street to a standstill earlier this month. A man is recovering from life threatening injuries today after being struck and dragged down the street by a privately owned double decker sightseeing bus on July 3rd. The man, an unnamed 50-year old, was seen crossing the street at the intersection of Sixth Avenue and West 4th Street seconds before the double decker bus struck him. The victim was forced under the middle section of the bus and dragged for a short distance, screaming for help all the while.
A traumatic bus accident in New York has put an elderly lady in the hospital with critical, life-threatening injuries. The woman was crossing the street near the intersection of Fulton and Pearl streets around 6 p.m. when she was struck by an MTA bus. The woman was rushed to Bellevue Hospital where doctors are struggling to save her life. One eyewitness said the woman was crushed by the bus and was rushed away covered in blood.
An early morning bus accident in New York near the George Washington Bridges sent two people to the hospital with leg injuries earlier this month. Police reports show that the jitney bus skidded off the Henry Hudson Parkway ramp in Washington Heights and careened down a snow-covered embankment, barely missing several trees, before smashing through a stone retaining wall and finally coming to a rest as the front of the bus smashed into a pair of trees. When rescue crews arrived at the bus accident in Manhattan, they found the vehicle nearly 100 feet from the roadway, suggesting that speed may have been a factor in the accident.
Dozens were injured in numerous car accidents in New York City earlier this month when a surprise "flash freeze" took the East Coast by storm. Moderately heavy rain combined with subzero temperatures and bare roadways to create the perfect conditions for icing. City streets and highways turned into skating rinks and emergency workers couldn't keep up with the volume of calls. In fact, over 600 callers to 911 were put on hold.