At least eight hospitalized as New York City bus falls off overpass

NYC bus is left suspended in MID-AIR after plunging off a more than 50FT overpass and almost snapping in half – leaving at least eight injured

  • Eight people have been hospitalized after a tandem MTA bus veered off the road and plunged over an overpass in the Bronx
  • The incident took place at 11.10pm Thursday evening 
  • The driver was ‘unable to navigate the roadway and/or experienced brake failure’ near the Cross Bronx Expressway and University Avenue  
  • Police say there were eight people on board, including the driver
  • The FDNY has said that all were injured 
  • FDNY officials said that the bus fell ’50 feet onto the access road,’ with the eight injured suffering injuries consistent with falling such a height 
  • All have been transported to hospitals suffering minor injuries
  • The bus is secure and officials were in the process of removing it after midnight 

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Eight people have been hospitalized after a tandem MTA bus veered off the road and plunged over an overpass in the Bronx. 

The incident took place at 11.10pm Thursday evening when the bus driver was ‘unable to navigate the roadway and/or experienced brake failure’ and went off road, the New York Police Department said to DailyMail.com. 

The ‘accordion-style’ bus veered off the roadway near University Avenue by the exit for the Deegan Expressway, causing the bus to fall onto the Cross Bronx Expressway below. 

Eight people have been hospitalized after a tandem MTA bus veered off the road and plunged over an overpass in the Bronx

Eight people have been hospitalized after a tandem MTA bus veered off the road and plunged over an overpass in the Bronx

The incident took place at 11.10pm Thursday evening when the bus driver was 'unable to navigate the roadway and/or experienced brake failure' and went off road, the New York Police Department said to DailyMail.com

 The incident took place at 11.10pm Thursday evening when the bus driver was ‘unable to navigate the roadway and/or experienced brake failure’ and went off road, the New York Police Department said to DailyMail.com

The bus has been secured and crews are in the process of removing it as of 12.30am Friday

 The bus has been secured and crews are in the process of removing it as of 12.30am Friday

The 'accordion-style' bus veered off the roadway near University Avenue by the exit for the Deegan Expressway, causing the bus to fall onto the Cross Bronx Expressway below

A view of the dangling bus above

The ‘accordion-style’ bus veered off the roadway near University Avenue by the exit for the Deegan Expressway, causing the bus to fall onto the Cross Bronx Expressway below

No other vehicles or people were injured in the accident. Cops pictured on the scene

No other vehicles or people were injured in the accident. Cops pictured on the scene

There were eight people, including the bus driver, on board and all suffered minor injuries and have been transported to area hospitals. 

No other vehicles or people were injured in the accident. 

The FDNY shared on Friday morning that two crews arrived at the scene, with Rescue 3 securing the bus up-top while Engine 43 began treatment of civilian patients. 

Crews secured the vehicle, accounting for all the fuel and other hazardous materials, until the bus was pulled onto the roadway. 

The FDNY shared on Friday morning that two crews arrived at the scene, with Rescue 3 securing the bus up-top while Engine 43 began treatment of civilian patients

The FDNY shared on Friday morning that two crews arrived at the scene, with Rescue 3 securing the bus up-top while Engine 43 began treatment of civilian patients

An MTA bus dangles over a Bronx overpass in a crash that left at least eight people injured

An MTA bus dangles over a Bronx overpass in a crash that left at least eight people injured

Crews secured the vehicle, accounting for all the fuel and other hazardous materials, until the bus was pulled onto the roadway

FDNY officials said that the bus fell '50 feet onto the access road,' with the eight injured suffering injuries consistent with falling such a height

FDNY officials said that the bus fell ’50 feet onto the access road,’ with the eight injured suffering injuries consistent with falling such a height

Firefighters with the FDNY work to help the civilians who were trapped inside the bus

Firefighters with the FDNY work to help the civilians who were trapped inside the bus

A lift is used to get the bus back off from dangling from the road

A lift is used to get the bus back off from dangling from the road

FDNY officials said that the bus fell ’50 feet onto the access road,’ with the eight injured suffering injuries consistent with falling such a height. 

Officials say they’re investigating the cause of the crash. City Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez took to Twitter to call for an investigation on ‘what might have happened that caused the bus to go over the edge.’

‘The MTA’s goal is to have the safest transportation system in the nation, and when an incident like this occurs we take it very seriously,’ said Patrick Warren, MTA Chief Safety and Security Officer. ‘We are conducting a full investigation and will implement lessons learned in order to prevent it from happening again. We are certain this was a terrifying incident for those customers on the bus. Our hearts go out to them with hope that they can recover quickly.’ 

The bus has been secured and crews are in the process of removing it as of 12.30am Friday. Video shows them lifting it out of the road.

Police shut down the New Jersey-bound lanes of the Cross Bound Expressway. 

City Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez took to Twitter to call for an investigation on 'what might have happened that caused the bus to go over the edge'

City Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez took to Twitter to call for an investigation on ‘what might have happened that caused the bus to go over the edge’

All suffered minor injuries and have been transported to area hospitals

All suffered minor injuries and have been transported to area hospitals

An aerial view of the dangling bus above late Thursday evening

An aerial view of the dangling bus above late Thursday evening

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