NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A private bus carrying a group of Canadian students visiting New York City was rear-ended by a NJ TRANSIT bus inside the Lincoln Tunnel on Wednesday morning, injuring 31 people.
It happened around 9:45 a.m. inside the center tube of the tunnel.
There were 60 people aboard NJ TRANSIT bus 166T when it hit the private bus carrying the students from Bedford Park Public School in Toronto.
The NJ TRANSIT bus was heading from Cresskill, New Jersey, to the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Video from the scene showed the bus with a cracked windshield.
“Everyone’s calm, and we all waited until the cops came, and they took apart the door, and they let us out one by one,” one man who was on the bus told CBS2.
Those aboard the NJ TRANSIT bus told WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell it was moving slowly when it struck the other bus.
The 30 civilians and one police officer who were hurt were taken to area hospitals with minor bumps and bruises, according to Stephen Lincke with the FDNY. Four needed to be taken away on stretchers. The rest were able to walk away from the scene.
“Obviously, they’re hurt. I don’t want to minimize, but fortunately there were no life-threatening injuries,” police Capt. Richard Gutch told reporters, including 1010 WINS’ Rebecca Granet.Comments