At around 9:30 this morning, June 10, two buses collided in the Lincoln Tunnel. At least 31 people were injured but according to officials, most of the injuries were not serious. Four individuals were removed from the scene on stretchers.
The accident involved a private bus and a New Jersey Transit bus. The private bus that was rear-ended by the New Jersey Transit bus was carrying 26 students and two staff members who were visiting New York from Toronto. The students were traveling to the city for an eighth-grade graduation trip and were able to continue to their planned activities after feeling a bump from behind.
Traffic Delays Last Over Two Hours
Most who suffered injuries were on the New Jersey Transit bus, which carried about 60 passengers at the time of the accident. The crash resulted in serious traffic problems throughout the area and delays reportedly lasted over two hours.
Another New Jersey Transit bus carrying two pregnant women was stuck in traffic caused by the accident. When one of the women began having contractions, she was transported to the hospital.
By noon, most of the traffic problems had been resolved and officials said that the evening commute should not be disturbed by the collision.