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Bus Crashes Through Stone Wall and Plunges 30 Feet Off Henry Hudson Parkway

By  Sybile Penhirin and Aidan Gardiner | March 10, 2015 9:42am | Updated on March 10, 2015 12:52pm

 The minibus smashed through a stone wall and careened off the Henry Hudson Parkway, officals said.
Bus Careens Off Henry Hudson Parkway
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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 bus, which was heading north on the parkway, crashed through a stone wall and landed in a wooded area of Fort Washington Park near the George Washington Bridge about 8:56 a.m., FDNY 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.