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Horror plunge Nine injured after bus crashes 50 feet off overpass in Bronx, New York

Videos taken by bystanders showed one part of the bus still resting on the bridge, with the other half dangling nearly completely vertical, with its smashed front end resting on the highway ramp below.

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A bus in New York City which careened off a road in the Bronx neighborhood of New York is left dangling from an overpass Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, after a crash late Thursday that left the driver in serious condition, police said. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

A bus in New York City which careened off a road in the Bronx neighborhood of New York is left dangling from an overpass Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, after a crash late Thursday that left the driver in serious condition, police said. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

A bus in New York City which careened off a road in the Bronx neighborhood of New York is left dangling from an overpass Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, after a crash late Thursday that left the driver in serious condition, police said. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

A bus was left dangling from an overpass in New York City after it careered off a road in a crash that caused serious injuries to the driver.

The articulated bus crashed just after 11pm on Thursday at the interchange between the Cross Bronx and Major Deegan expressways in the Bronx.

Videos taken by bystanders showed one part of the bus still resting on the bridge, with the other half dangling nearly completely vertical, with its smashed front end resting on the highway ramp below.

Seven passengers suffered non life-threatening injuries, according to New York City Fire Department.

The passengers and the driver were taken to hospital for treatment.

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(Craig Ruttle/AP)

(Craig Ruttle/AP)

(Craig Ruttle/AP)

“The bus fell approximately 50ft on to the access road. The patients suffered injuries consistent with a fall from such a great height,” Deputy Fire Chief Paul Hopper said in a social media post.

Firefighters were securing the fuel and any other hazardous materials before pulling the bus fully on to the road, Acting Battalion Chief Steven Moore said.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

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