The latest on Lincoln Tunnel crash: More than 30 hurt on bus

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Posted: Jun 10, 2015 12:12 PM
The latest on Lincoln Tunnel crash: More than 30 hurt on bus

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Authorities say more than 30 people have been hurt in a Lincoln Tunnel crash after a commuter bus rear-ended a tour bus carrying students from Canada on a graduation trip.

A spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police says 35 to 40 people on a New Jersey Transit bus were hurt in Wednesday's crash. The four most seriously injured suffered neck and back injuries. The Fire Department of New York says none of the injuries are considered life-threatening.

A 32-year-old woman also went into labor while stuck in the tunnel. She was taken to a hospital.

New Jersey Transit says approximately 60 people were on its bus, which had left Cresskill for New York City.

Both lanes of the center tube reopened before noon, about two hours after the crash.

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11:25 a.m. (EDT)

Authorities say a commuter bus inside the Lincoln Tunnel rear-ended a tour bus carrying students from Canada on a graduation trip, injuring at least 18 people.

A spokeswoman for the Toronto District School Board says none of the 26 students and two adults on the bus was hurt in the Wednesday morning crash.

New Jersey Transit says approximately 60 people were on its bus, which had left Cresskill for New York City.

A police spokesman says the crash happened at around 9:30 a.m. in the center tube on the New York side of the tunnel connecting it with New Jersey.

The extent of the injuries is not known. However, two people were seen on stretchers and two others walked out of the tunnel with the help of emergency personnel

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10:20 a.m. (EDT)

Police say one bus has rear-ended another bus in the Lincoln Tunnel, injuring at least 18 people.

Joe Pentangelo with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police says the crash happened at around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the center tube on the New York City side of the tunnel.

The tunnel links New Jersey with Manhattan. The Port Authority says 42 million vehicles a year travel through the tunnel.

Pentangelo says a New Jersey Transit bus hit the back of a bus operated by a private company.

The extent of the injuries is not known.

There are delays of up to one hour heading into New York because traffic is being diverted to the south tube.