At least nine people, including a bus driver were injured after a bus fell off a bridge in New York City’s Bronx area, according to the New York Police Department.
The bus was dangling from the overpass over the road below.
The crash happened close to midnight Thursday on the westbound Cross Bronx Expressway and University Avenue, according to the NYPD.
“The bus fell approximately 50 feet onto the access road,” FDNY Deputy Chief Paul Hopper said on New York City Fire Department’s Instagram account.
It is still unclear whether the accident was caused by operator error or a mechanical malfunction.
The roads in the area were closed for hours as heavy tow trucks attempted to secure the vehicle.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has released a statement.
“When an incident like this occurs we take it very seriously. We are conducting a full investigation and will implement lessons learned in order to prevent it from happening again,” MTA’s Chief Safety and Security Officer Patrick Warren said.
“We are certain this was a terrifying incident for those customers on the bus. Our hearts go out to them with hope that they can recover quickly”