MANHATTAN — A minibus smashed through a stone wall on the Henry Hudson Parkway and plummeted 30 feet Tuesday morning, critically injuring one person and seriously hurting another, officials said.
The driver and a passenger were rushed to St. Luke's Hospital. One was in critical condition and the other had serious injuries but was stable by Tuesday afternoon, an FDNY spokesman said.
Firefighters had to free one of the people on board who had been trapped, the spokesman said. It was not immediately clear if it was the driver or passenger.
Brooklyn Transportation Corporation, which operates the bus, declined to comment.
The pedestrian and bike path near the crash site, just north of the bridge, was closed while crews investigated the crash, Parks Department officials said.
The rest of Fort Washington Park remained open, Parks officials said.
Jesus Lisardo, who lives on Riverside Drive, heard the crash and ran to his window overlooking the Henry Hudson.
"The noise, it came twice: bam, bam," Lisardo said.