Breaking: Two People Struck by Fung Wah Bus at Manhattan Bridge

Posted on: January 7th, 2013 at 11:55 pm by

[Photo: GregNF]

[Photo: GregNF]

At around 11 pm this evening, a Fung Wah bus was reportedly involved in a major accident at the Bowery entrance to the Manhattan Bridge. Various scanners are reporting that two pedestrians were pinned beneath the vehicle, and later carted to the hospital in serious condition (and one likely to die). Outbound lanes are reportedly closed.

The story is still developing, so drop us a line if you have more detail and photos!

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  • LESider

    Accidents are always waiting to happen at this intersection because so many Chinese do not watch for oncoming traffic nor wait for the green walk signs . They impatiently dart across risking life and limb. I am daily shocked by the risks they take , especially when small children are in tow. When will Chinatown’s leaders take up this important issue??

  • CTownNYC

    They really need to solve the traffic problem here at this intersection. Last night I was crossing that same intersection, while it was STILL the pedestrian light, and a car comes barreling southbound on Bowery, making a fast left turn onto the bridge entrance (exactly like this bus was going). It was a close call, and I had to run so I don’t become a casualty. I thought to myself i need to call 311 or something. And this tragedy happens. Maybe we need PIX 11 or some kind of press on this issue. How many more lives do we have to sacrifice before something gets done???

  • dee_snutz

    i’m shocked as those buses are some of the safest modes of transportation around.

    • LESider

      How are these buses ‘safe’ modes of transportation’? On the contrary…