THE BRONX — A Department of Correction bus carrying 23 passengers headed to a correctional facility in Ulster County was struck by a car on a jammed highway Wednesday, officials said.
The bus had been stopped in traffic on the northbound side of I-87 just south of the entrance to the George Washington Bridge when a car hit the bus' rear bumper, DOC officials said.
The inmates were transferred, while in restraints and custody of DOC officers, to a second bus that responded to the scene. The inmates were checked out at the Rikers Island medical facility, according to city policy.
Neither the driver of the car that hit the bus nor DOC staff members reported any injuries.