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GPS revealed the bus appeared to be traveling at 17-26 mph during the incident

City bus crashes through barrier, dangles from overpass; 9 injuries reported

City bus crashes through barrier, dangles from overpass; 9 injuries reported

NYC (Channel TT): At least nine people were hurt in New York City on Thursday night when an "accordion-style" city bus went off the road, crashed a barrier and partially dangled off an expressway overpass. Police said the crash may have resulted from brake failure or from the driver having trouble making a turn, a report said

Video posted on social media showed the BX-35 bus seeming to hang by a thread as first responders tried to figure out how to deal with the situation in the city’s Bronx borough.

The injured people were the driver and at least six passengers, all of whom were removed from the bus and transported to a hospital.  The extent of their injuries was not immediately known.

Fire officials gave the total number of injured as nine but were unclear whether the total referred strictly to bus occupants or included others who were at the scene

Police said the crash may have resulted from brake failure or from the driver having trouble making a turn. Responders were working to ensure the fuel and other hazardous materials from the bus were secure before proceeding to remove the bus, FDNY Acting Battalion Chief Steven Moore said in an Instagram post.

Officials say a MTA bus driver was "traveling at a high rate of speed" when his articulated bus careened off a Bronx overpass Thursday night.

Eight people were hurt in the terrifying incident, which happened around 11:10 p.m. Thursday. The MTA said the GPS revealed the bus appeared to be traveling at 17-26 mph during the incident.

NJ Burkett has the latest details on a scary scene when an MTA bus careened off a Bronx overpass Thursday night. Officials say a MTA bus driver was "traveling at a high rate of speed" when his articulated bus careened off a Bronx overpass Thursday night.

Authorities say the 55-year-old driver was attempting to turn left off University Avenue onto a ramp to the Washington Bridge when the Bx35 bus suddenly veered off the road.

The MTA said the GPS revealed the bus appeared to be traveling at 17-26 mph during the incident. Transit officials held a briefing Friday to discuss the incident.

"We know the speed limit on the road is 25 mph, but the appropriate speed for taking a turn such as this is between 3 and 4 miles per hour," MTA Chief Safety Officer Pat Warren said. "So we can say at this time while the investigation is ongoing, speed is clearly a factor and is obviously of great concern to us."

Authorities say 55-year-old driver Everton Beccan was on his regular route when he attempted to turn left off University Avenue onto a ramp to the Washington Bridge and the Bx35 bus suddenly veered off the road.

The FDNY said the bus fell approximately 50 feet onto the access road below, and half of the vehicle was left hanging off University Avenue feet from the Cross Bronx Expressway below.