2 New Jersey Transit buses collide in the Lincoln Tunnel; at least 28 injured
Updated 17 mins ago
NEW YORK (WABC) -- At least 28 people were injured, one seriously, when two New Jersey Transit buses collided in the Lincoln Tunnel Monday morning.
All lanes in the center tube were temporarily closed as a result of the crash.
Authorities say a bus on the 127 line from Ridgefield to the Port Authority Bus Terminal with 33 passengers on board rear-ended a bus on the 128 line from North Hudson Park in Fairview to the Port Authority just before 9 a.m.
The second bus was full, with 56 passengers on board. The two drivers brings the total people involved to 91.
Both buses were removed by 10:25 a.m., but motorists heading into New York City faced major delays.
Michelle Charlesworth spoke with one of the passengers:
Port Authority Superintendent Michael Fedorko said a bus in the left lane made a quick shift into the right lane, and the bus coming up behind did not have time to stop.
Ten passengers were taken to area hospitals, with the most significant injuries being a broken jaw and broken arm. One of the passengers had a preexisting brain injury that resulted in a seizure.
Officials say 34 people refused medical attention.
Three summonses were issued to the driver in the first bus for improper lane change, careless driving and unsafe lane change.