MANHATTAN — At least nine people were injured after an MTA bus crashed while driving on the FDR Drive Service Road Monday afternoon, fire officials said.
A QM11 bus carrying 11 passengers crashed into one of the support beams of the overpass FDR overpass at 4:28 p.m. at East 34th Street and the FDR Drive Service Road, according to the FDNY.
Nine people were injured in the crash, with three taken to Bellevue Hospital including the driver, a FDNY spokesman said. One of those people had minor injuries while the other two suffering more critical injuries. The driver's condition was not immediately clear.
FDNY & FDNY EMS REMOVING INJURED PASSENGER FROM A BUS THAT CRASHED INTO A PILAR AT THE FDR DRIVE IN MANHATTAN, NYC. pic.twitter.com/evkvcnHfNe— JOSEPH JOHN RAMOS (@THEMAJESTIRIUM1) March 21, 2016
Six of the nine people injured refused medical attention, the FDNY said.
The doors were crushed upon impact and the FDNY had to force entry into the bus, according to FDNY Batallion Chief Mark Rosenbaum.
The MTA issued a service announcement on Twitter Monday afternoon saying that it was detouring M34A buses on FDR Drive between 23rd and 34th streets for a non-MTA-related incident.
An investigation is underway into the cause of the accident, police said.