Dozens Injured After Motorcycle, 3 Buses Crash in Lincoln Tunnel

Thursday, February 24, 2011

A rush hour collision involving a motorcycle and three buses in the Lincoln Tunnel injured dozens of commuters and left a motorcycle rider clinging to life on Thursday.

The motorcyclist was taken to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition. There were 52 others who sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Most were treated on the scene. A spokeswoman for Roosevelt Hospital in Midtown said 18 were taken there with minor injuries and were expected to be released later today.

The center tube of the Lincoln Tunnel was reopened just before 1:25 p.m., according to Port Authority spokeswoman Jennifer Friedberg. The accident occurred around 7:30 a.m. Thursday in the Manhattan-bound lanes of the tunnel connecting New Jersey and New York City and remains under investigation.

Two of the buses were operated by NJ Transit and one was operated by Monsey Tours.

With the Associated Press

Photo by Katherine McGee/WNYC

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Comments [5]

single from Illinois

My parents saw this... Our hart goes out to all the familys...

God be with you!!

Aug. 10 2011 01:39 PM
Duane Seigler from titusville,florida

Feb. 24 2011 01:44 PM
Mike East from nyc/nj

So that's why my bus got diverted to Secaucus and I had to take a train in...I hope everyone's alright.

Feb. 24 2011 12:04 PM
Gilly Youner from Brooklyn

hope the tunnel has security cams recording. curious as to cause of accident...always a claustrophobia-inducing tunnel, & narrow lanes.

Feb. 24 2011 11:37 AM
smokey from The Hood


Feb. 24 2011 11:35 AM

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