Several people were injured in a collision involving a New York City M10 bus and two vehicles in Harlem this morning. Eleven were taken to area hospitals including St. Luke's, Harlem, Mount Sinai Hospitals. Five of the victims reportedly sustained serious injuries.
The accident occurred around 7am near West 135th Street and Broadway. Investigations into the cause of the crash are ongoing.
MTA officials report that the two vehicles collided first, causing one to go out of control and crash into the bus. According to witnesses, one car (reportedly a livery cab or Lincoln Town car) was attempting to make a U-Turn when it clipped the other vehicle, an SUV. The impact reportedly sent the SUV careening into the M10 bus, which was stopped. The M10 bus driver and a passenger were among those injured.
The immediate aftermath of such an accident is a difficult and trying time for the victims and their families, but it is also important for them to protect their rights as early as possible. Block O'Toole & Murphy is committed to aiding victims and families of bus and car accidents as they face these very difficult times.
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