One person was killed and several others were injured, two of them critically, when a bus and truck collided at a lower Manhattan intersection Wednesday morning, authorities say.
The MTA bus and the truck collided at Seventh Avenue and West 14th Street shortly before 6 a.m., the FDNY says. Both vehicles then slammed into scaffolding at the intersection’s southeast corner.
It’s not clear if the person who died was in either of the vehicles. Two people were taken to Beth Israel Hospital in critical condition and another two suffered minor injuries, officials said.
The M7, M14A, M14D and M20 bus lines all run through that intersection, according to the MTA.
A man who passes out newspapers for AM New York told NBC 4 New York he heard the collision, then saw the bus and truck coast toward the building under construction and hit the scaffolding as well as a food truck that operates nearby.
Several blocks around the crash site were closed and local bus service was being rerouted while emergency crews worked.