Bus driver, passengers injured on Upper East Side after bus hits pothole

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UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan —Three people were injured when an MTA bus hit a pothole on the Upper East Side Saturday night.

According to police, around 8:15 p.m., an M96 bus was stopped at a red light at the intersection of Lexington Avenue and E. 96th St. When the bus began driving away, it hit a pothole.

Passengers on the bus tell PIX11 they called 911 when the driver hit his head. They said he walked to the ambulance.

The Department of Transportation was called to the scene and put down a plate to cover the exposed hole.

Two passengers were transported to area hospitals with minor injuries.

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