Bus Crashes Into Tree in Central Park, 9 Hurt

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
July 21, 2016 Updated: July 21, 2016

NEW YORK  — New York authorities say about nine people were hurt when a double-decker tour bus swerved and jumped a curb at Central Park on Fifth Avenue.

Police and Fire Department officials say none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening.

Police say a taxi cut off the bus around 1:15 p.m. Thursday on Fifth Avenue between 62nd and 63rd streets. The open-top bus swerved onto the sidewalk and hit a tree.

According to photos posted on Twitter, the green and blue bus could be seen up against a tree. It appears that tree was mostly unharmed.

Reports say that the bus, which featured the logo NY Tours, careened off the road and hit a tree head-on. The front of the bus appears to have fallen off.

A couple of blocks away, on July 3, a teenager stepped on an explosive device in Central Park and lost part of his leg.

Investigators don’t believe the device was meant to hurt anyone. Police groups are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible.

Epoch Times contributed to this report.