Double-decker buses collide in New York City's Times Square

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Double-decker buses crash in Times square; 14 hurt
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Double-decker buses crash in Times square; 14 hurt

At least 14 people were injured when two tourist buses collided in the heart of New York City's Times Square on Tuesday.

Three of the injuries were serious but not life-threatening. Victims were taken to area emergency rooms, according to ABC7.

Several pedestrians were hurt, in addition to three people riding the tour buses — a red Gray Line bus and a blue CitySights bus, according to NBC News.

The crash occurred near the TKTS booth, where theatergoers purchase discount Broadway tickets. A traffic signal was knocked over in the collision, DNAinfo New York reports.

Orville Anderson told the New York Times:“All of sudden we heard this big boom,” he said. “I saw the lightpole coming over and fall down. I looked over and we saw people laying on the ground. It was scary.”

A witness told ABC7 that one of the buses was traveling at "a very high rate of speed and landed right near my daughter."

On average, 350,000 pedestrians enter the man intersection of Times Square daily, while 115,000 drivers and passengers pass through by car and bus each day, according to the Times Square Alliance.

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