23 hurt in S.I. bus accidentSep 6, 2006 | AP Twenty-three people were injured Wednesday in an accident involving a city bus and a tractor-trailer near the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge on Staten Island, authorities said.
The Fire Department said 20 people were taken to local hospitals with various injuries. The NYC Transit said none were life-threatening. Three others were treated at the scene, and four refused medical aid.
The accident, involving a Manhattan-bound X-1 bus, occurred at 8:07 a.m. in the eastbound lanes next to the bridge's toll plaza, said NYC Transit spokesman Charles Seaton.
The bridge connects Staten Island with Brooklyn.
The cause of the accident was under investigation, Seaton said.