A tour bus overturned on the southbound New England Thruway in the Bronx, right at the Westchester County line, killing 13 people aboard. At least six others were critically injured and while many others suffered other injuries. The bus, which held 31 people plus a driver, was headed from Mohegan Sun to NYC.
The incident occurred at 5:30 a.m. According to WABC 7, "According to senior New York City police officials a tractor trailer clipped the bus from behind, according to the driver, who survived. The truck failed to stop after it hit the bus, police said. The Worldwide Tour bus skidded on its side into a sign pole on the southbound side of Interstate 95 at Exit 14 for the Hutchinson Parkway. The sign post sheared off the top of the bus along the window line, nearly two-thirds the length of the vehicle."
A FDNY spokesperson said, “The bus flipped over on its side. The roof of the bus was sheered off by that light pole. This is very bad." The injured were taken to St. Barnbas Hospital and Jacobi Hospital; a man who was waiting at the Jacobi ER told the Daily News, "Around 6 a.m., it just got crazy, crazy. All the patients in there were cleared out and they began wheeling all these people in."