Eight people were taken to the hospital after an MTA bus and a bucket truck crashed in Manhattan on Monday night, according to the authorities.
Near the junction of East 48th St. and Madison Ave. in Midtown at around 8:30 p.m., the express bus is claimed to have sideswiped the cherry picker, according to police and fire authorities.
According to police, the BxM6 bus, which was headed for Parkchester, was going north on Madison Avenue when it hit the occupied bucket section of the construction truck parked in the lane next to it.
According to authorities, the hit caused the bus’ windows to shatter, sending shards of glass flying into straphangers.
Pictures taken on the site show that at least three windows were completely destroyed. Two passengers, the male cherry-pick operator and the bus driver, were transported with minor wounds to Bellevue and Weill Cornell Hospitals.
According to the police, some people were cut by the shattered glass. The FDNY reports that four more victims were taken by ambulance to Bellevue with minor wounds.