Approximately 20 people were injured in a bus accident near the Lincoln Tunnel on November 12, according to the New York Times. According to reports, a New Jersey Transit bus and a Martz Trailways bus collided with each other in an express lane approaching the tunnel on the New Jersey side. Approximately two hours later, another bus and a commercial truck were involved in a collision on the New Jersey side of the tunnel causing one moderate injury, according to Ron Marsico, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
The two accidents backed up traffic for over three hours. One bus driver took a poll of passengers, who elected to be let off the bus and walk from the road. Other bus drivers just simply opened the door, allowing passengers to decide for themselves if they wanted to exit the bus to walk. People posted pictures of commuters getting out to walk on Twitter and Facebook.
“There’s delays coming into the city right now, obviously,” Masico said around 10 a.m. the day of the accident.
Bus and truck accidents like this cause major delays, especially for commuters entering and exiting the Lincoln Tunnel. It is important to investigate these accidents so they can be avoided in the future.
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