Video: 14 hurt, 1 seriously, when Bee Line bus slams into subway support pole in NYC

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Thursday, July 29, 2021
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At least 14 people were hurt, including one life-threatening injury, when a bus slammed into a subway support pole in the Bronx Thursday morning.

NORWOOD, Bronx (WABC) -- At least 14 people were hurt, including one life-threatening injury, when a bus slammed into a subway support pole in the Bronx Thursday morning.

It involved a Bee Line bus and happened on Jerome Avenue in the Norwood section, where authorities say two cars collided, sending one into the bus, and the bus into the pillar.

Part of the front of the bus was sheared off in the impact.

Raw surveillance video shows moment of impact:

There were 13 injuries on the bus, and one of the drivers of the cars was also hurt.

The injured were being taken to Jacobi Medical Center, while others were treated at the scene.

The most seriously hurt was a 69-year-old man who suffered a severe head injury.

The driver could be seen being put on a stretcher.

On the Citizen App, the driver told a passerby that he is a veteran bus driver who plans to retire in a year, and this was his first accident.

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He told the passerby there were passengers more seriously injured who were already taken to the hospital.

It is unclear how many passengers were on board at the time.

The investigation is active and ongoing, but at this point, police do not believe any criminality was involved.

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