At Least One Dead When MTA, Coach Buses Collide in NY

Saul Bowman
September 19, 2017

At least three people were confirmed killed and more than a dozen others were injured after two buses collided on Monday in NY. The tour bus driver and a passenger on the transit bus were killed, as was a pedestrian.

The driver of the bus, which was en route from NY to the Mohegan Sun casino, was changing lanes when he lost control in the snow, hitting the metal barrier on I-95 and flipping onto its side, according to reports.

"Look I'm going to let the investigation go ongoing but as we've observed these buses spun around, that requires an enormous amount of speed", he said.

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Sixteen people were hurt in the crash, including five people who are in critical condition.


Gregory Liljefor, 55, of Queens, was a passenger on the MTA bus; Henry Wdowiak, 68, of Queens, was walking on the sidewalk; and Raymond Mong, 49, of Queens, was behind the wheel of the charter bus, police said. Day and night. It's shocking.

New York City's Office of Emergency Management tweeted to "expect extensive traffic delays and a heavy presence of emergency personnel". Investigators were also assessing the building the bus crashed into in order to determine whether it was safe for people to be in and around. "Hard to compare it to anything I've ever seen, the sheer destruction from the impact of this collision", said Mayor Bill de Blasio during a press conference Monday morning.

The injured all have been transported to nearby hospitals, de Blasio said.

Officials say more than a dozen others have been injured in the crash. "He flew, we was at the red light, he flew right by us".

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