At least eight hospitalized as New York City bus falls off overpass

Eight people have been hospitalized after a tandem MTA bus veered off the road and plunged over an overpass in the Bronx. 

The incident took place at 11.10pm Thursday evening when the bus driver was ‘unable to navigate the roadway and/or experienced brake failure’ and went off road, the New York Police Department said to DailyMail.com. 

The ‘accordion-style’ bus veered off the roadway near University Avenue by the exit for the Deegan Expressway, causing the bus to fall onto the Cross Bronx Expressway below. 

Eight people have been hospitalized after a tandem MTA bus veered off the road and plunged over an overpass in the Bronx

Eight people have been hospitalized after a tandem MTA bus veered off the road and plunged over an overpass in the Bronx

Eight people have been hospitalized after a tandem MTA bus veered off the road and plunged over an overpass in the Bronx

The incident took place at 11.10pm Thursday evening when the bus driver was 'unable to navigate the roadway and/or experienced brake failure' and went off road, the New York Police Department said to DailyMail.com

The incident took place at 11.10pm Thursday evening when the bus driver was 'unable to navigate the roadway and/or experienced brake failure' and went off road, the New York Police Department said to DailyMail.com

 The incident took place at 11.10pm Thursday evening when the bus driver was ‘unable to navigate the roadway and/or experienced brake failure’ and went off road, the New York Police Department said to DailyMail.com

The bus has been secured and crews are in the process of removing it as of 12.30am Friday

The bus has been secured and crews are in the process of removing it as of 12.30am Friday

 The bus has been secured and crews are in the process of removing it as of 12.30am Friday

The 'accordion-style' bus veered off the roadway near University Avenue by the exit for the Deegan Expressway, causing the bus to fall onto the Cross Bronx Expressway below

The 'accordion-style' bus veered off the roadway near University Avenue by the exit for the Deegan Expressway, causing the bus to fall onto the Cross Bronx Expressway below

A view of the dangling bus above

A view of the dangling bus above

The ‘accordion-style’ bus veered off the roadway near University Avenue by the exit for the Deegan Expressway, causing the bus to fall onto the Cross Bronx Expressway below

No other vehicles or people were injured in the accident. Cops pictured on the scene

No other vehicles or people were injured in the accident. Cops pictured on the scene

No other vehicles or people were injured in the accident. Cops pictured on the scene

There were eight people, including the bus driver, on board and all suffered minor injuries and have been transported to area hospitals. 

No other vehicles or people were injured in the accident. 

The FDNY shared on Friday morning that two crews arrived at the scene, with Rescue 3 securing the bus up-top while Engine 43 began treatment of civilian patients. 

Crews secured the vehicle, accounting for all the fuel and other hazardous materials, until the bus was pulled onto the roadway. 

The FDNY shared on Friday morning that two crews arrived at the scene, with Rescue 3 securing the bus up-top while Engine 43 began treatment of civilian patients

The FDNY shared on Friday morning that two crews arrived at the scene, with Rescue 3 securing the bus up-top while Engine 43 began treatment of civilian patients

The FDNY shared on Friday morning that two crews arrived at the scene, with Rescue 3 securing the bus up-top while Engine 43 began treatment of civilian patients

An MTA bus dangles over a Bronx overpass in a crash that left at least eight people injured

An MTA bus dangles over a Bronx overpass in a crash that left at least eight people injured

An MTA bus dangles over a Bronx overpass in a crash that left at least eight people injured

Crews secured the vehicle, accounting for all the fuel and other hazardous materials, until the bus was pulled onto the roadway

FDNY officials said that the bus fell '50 feet onto the access road,' with the eight injured suffering injuries consistent with falling such a height

FDNY officials said that the bus fell '50 feet onto the access road,' with the eight injured suffering injuries consistent with falling such a height

FDNY officials said that the bus fell ’50 feet onto the access road,’ with the eight injured suffering injuries consistent with falling such a height

Firefighters with the FDNY work to help the civilians who were trapped inside the bus

Firefighters with the FDNY work to help the civilians who were trapped inside the bus

Firefighters with the FDNY work to help the civilians who were trapped inside the bus

FDNY officials said that the bus fell ’50 feet onto the access road,’ with the eight injured suffering injuries consistent with falling such a height. 

Officials say they’re investigating the cause of the crash. 

The bus has been secured and crews are in the process of removing it as of 12.30am Friday. Video shows them lifting it out of the road 

Police shut down the New Jersey-bound lanes of the Cross Bound Expressway. 

All suffered minor injuries and have been transported to area hospitals

All suffered minor injuries and have been transported to area hospitals

All suffered minor injuries and have been transported to area hospitals

An aerial view of the dangling bus above late Thursday evening

An aerial view of the dangling bus above late Thursday evening

An aerial view of the dangling bus above late Thursday evening

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