On Thursday, an MTA bus was struck by a construction truck on the Upper West Side, injuring more than a dozen people, according to officials.
Around 11:20 a.m., near West 82nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue, a truck swerved to avoid a car and struck the northbound M11 bus, according to authorities.
Thirteen victims were transported to Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Morningside with non-life-threatening wounds. According to the FDNY, a fourteenth individual was hurt as well but declined medical assistance.
According to Chief Safety Officer Patrick Warren, who has “about 25 years of service” with the MTA, the bus driver was one of the victims. “Nobody wakes up in the morning thinking they’re going to be in an incident like this,” Warren said at a news conference after the collision.
After the collision, the bus was pulled out of service, according to the MTA.