By Gina Cherelus
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Seventeen people were injured after a New York City transit bus and a tour bus collided early on Monday in the city's borough of Queens then slammed into a restaurant, fire officials said.
Passengers were pulled from the wreckage by firefighters after the city bus collided with a Dahlia charter bus shortly after 6 a.m. EDT, according to Danny Glover, a spokesman for the New York City Fire Department.
Seven people were in critical condition and at least 10 others were stable after being taken to area hospitals, Glover said. The cause of the collision was not immediately known.
Photos posted online by the fire department showed the two buses slammed into a Kennedy Fried Chicken restaurant in the Flushing section of Queens. Officials said firefighters extinguished a small fire that began after the crash.
(Reporting by Gina Cherelus; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)