New York crash: School bus overturns on Hutchinson River Parkway in Bronx


THROGS NECK, Bronx (WABC) – A school bus carrying dozens of adults and no children crashed and overturned on the Hutchinson River Parkway in the Bronx Thursday morning.

It happened just before 6:15 a.m. on exit ramp 1A from the North Drive to westbound Bruckner Boulevard in the Throggs Neck section.

It appears that the bus driver failed to make the turn, lost control and rolled over on the ramp.

The NewsCopter 7 video showed the bus on its side and a number of adults lying on the grass near the bus.

A total of 37 adults – 36 passengers plus the driver – were on board at the time of the crash.

Three of the passengers were hospitalized in serious condition, while 33 others were checked at the scene before being taken to area hospitals for evaluation.

The driver refused to seek treatment.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams said the bus carried drivers for the city’s Summer Rising programs.

“Families should expect some bus routes this morning and afternoon to be delayed, and schools will contact families whose routes are affected,” the mayor said in a statement. “Families experiencing delays should contact the transportation coordinator at their Summer Rising location or contact the DOE Student Transportation Office call center at 718-392-8855.”

The bus company said it was able to cover half of the 34 routes affected by the accident and planned to double the remaining routes on Thursday morning.

The company said it expected to be able to cover all afternoon routes.

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