MIDTOWN MANHATTAN (PIX11) — An MTA bus crashed into a light pole in Midtown Manhattan, injuring the bus driver and a 97-year-old passenger, police said.
The crash happened at Lexington Avenue and E. 57th Street just after 7 p.m., according to the NYPD.
An MTA bus on the M101 route attempted to turn onto East 58th Street from Lexington Avenue and jumped the curb, hitting a light pole.
“I heard a big crash. It sounded like something metal fell,” said witness Vincent Boseman.
The injured driver and the passenger — both women — were taken to a hospital and are expected to survive their injuries, authorities said. No pedestrians were injured in the crash, according to police.
Officials were investigating the cause of the crash.