Double-Decker Buses Crash in NYC; 13 Hurt

Three people seriously injured near Times Square

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Aug 5, 2014 6:44 PM CDT

(Newser) – An accident involving two double-decker tour buses injured 13 people in Times Square this afternoon. Three people were seriously hurt, though none of the injuries were life-threatening. The accident occurred around 47th Street and Seventh Avenue, an area of Times Square generally teeming with tourists near the TKTS discount Broadway tickets booth and the Hershey's Chocolate World store. One of the buses jumped a curb and crashed into a light pole, causing it to topple, and most of those injured were believed to be pedestrians. The cause of the accident was under investigation.

Police guard the scene of the accident.
Police guard the scene of the accident.   (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Two double-decker tour buses sit at the corner of 47th Street and 7th Avenue in Times Square.
Two double-decker tour buses sit at the corner of 47th Street and 7th Avenue in Times Square.   (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
In this photo provided by Josh Price, pedestrians gather at the scene.
In this photo provided by Josh Price, pedestrians gather at the scene.   (AP Photo/Josh Price)
Police investigate the scene in New York City.
Police investigate the scene in New York City.   (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
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