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Teen Fatally Strikes Overpass Off George Washington Bridge While Riding Bus

Port Authority: Bus Was Headed From Queens To Sweet 16 Party In New Jersey
This double-decker bus was involved in the Friday night incident. (credit: CBS 2)

This double-decker bus was involved in the Friday night incident. (credit: CBS 2)

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FORT LEE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The Port Authority said a teen on board a double-decker bus was killed Friday night after his head hit the underside of an overpass near the George Washington Bridge.

The bus, operated by Designer Limo, was traveling from Queens to a Sweet 16 party in New Jersey, Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman told 1010 WINS.

1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon Reports

While the bus was heading toward I-95 South after coming off the upper level of the bridge, a 16-year-old on the bus stuck his head through a hatch on the roof and as the bus traveled under the Fletcher Avenue overpass and the boy’s head struck the bottom of it, Coleman said.

The teen was taken to Hackensack Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.  The 16-year-old boy lived in Sayreville, New Jersey, the Port Authority said.

There were a total of 65 young people on the bus.  None of the others on board were injuries, according to the Port Authority.

The Port Authority is continuing to investigate.