boringblur.jpgTraffic through the Holland tunnel was stalled this morning after two buses collided, with many passengers winding up in the hospital. The Daily News reports that an Atlantic Express bus slammed on its brakes after a car veered into its lane (drivers are not allowed to change lines while in the Holland Tunnel) and a following bus crashed into it. The second bus was from BTC Transportation and headed from Atlantic City to Chinatown.

The tunnel was closed for 40 minutes as the accident site was cleared and 13 of 17 injured passengers were taken to the hospital. A spokesperson for the Port Authority, which controls the Holland Tunnel, said that they were all minor injuries and no one was seriously hurt.

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