Double-decker tour buses collide in New York's Times Square

by Reuters
Tuesday, 5 August 2014 20:19 GMT

By Laila Kearney

NEW YORK, Aug 5 (Reuters) - Two double-decker tour buses collided in New York's Times Square on Tuesday at the height of the summer tourist season, police said, and there were reports of multiple injuries.

The buses hit one another near 47th Street and 7th Avenue, where a traffic light lay toppled onto a pedestrian plaza packed with gawking visitors and entertainers dressed as Minnie Mouse, Elmo and other characters.

Police said they were still investigating and had no further information.

Local media reported at least seven people injured in the crash.

Half a dozen emergency vehicles, including ambulances and fire trucks, were at the scene. One of the double-decker buses had its front section sheered off and one of its sides was smashed in. (Editing by Barbara Goldberg; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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