Two double decker tourist buses have collided in the middle of Manhattan’s iconic Times Square.
This is a breaking situation and we will update with the latest information.
Here is what you need to know:
1. 11 People Are Injured, 3 Serious But Not Life-Threatening
Although it is has not been confirmed how many people are injured or the severity of their injuries, NBC New York reports that 11 are injured, with 3 seriously injured.
The 11 included people from both buses as well as 8 pedestrians.
2. The Buses Collided on the Corner of 47th Street & 7th Avenue
— Austin Hunt (@iAustinHunt) August 5, 2014
The two buses collided at one of the most populated intersections in New York City, the corner of 47th Street and 7th Avenue, at the heart of the theater district. The buses collided in front of a large public seating area and the “TKTS” booth which sells discounted Broadway tickets.
3. The Crash Brought Down a Light Pole
Double-decker tour bus hits light pole in Times Square; 15-16 people may be injured pic.twitter.com/TW2Z22o6Gm
— Dan Linden (@DanLinden) August 5, 2014
In the incident, a tall light pole was knocked out of the ground. It’s unclear if anyone on the crowded sidewalk was injured when the heavy light fell.
It’s still unclear what caused the accident.
4. Seventh Avenue is Currently Closed From 47th Street to 52nd Street
According to ABC7, 7th Avenue is currently close for rescue crews between the site of the accident on 47th Street, and 52nd Streets.
5. At Least 40 Rescue Workers Are on the Scene
During the response to the incident, Fox News reported that at least 40 firemen were on the scene assisting in rescue and cleanup.
MAN ALL HANDS W 47 ST, MVA INVOLVING 2 TOUR BUSES, THIRTEEN INJURIES REPORTED, UNDER CONTROL
— FDNY (@FDNY) August 5, 2014
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