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Tour Bus Hits Tree Near Central Park Zoo, Injuring 9 Passengers, FDNY Says

(DNAINFO) Ben Fractenberg and William Mathis | July 21, 2016 — The bus struck a tree on Fifth Avenue after being cut off by a cab Thursday afternoon, officials said.

Nine passengers suffered non-life-threatening injuries after a tour bus struck a tree near the Central Park Zoo Thursday afternoon, according to officials.

The bus was cut off by a yellow cab and swerved to avoid hitting the vehicle before jumping the curb and striking the tree at Fifth Avenue and 63rd Street at about 1:14 p.m., FDNY and NYPD officials said.

All nine passengers were taken to Lenox Hill and New York Presbyterian hospitals, according to the FDNY.

A nearby construction worker said he heard the bus driving yelling “somebody cut me off” after he struck the tree.

Source: Tour Bus Hits Tree Near Central Park Zoo, Injuring 9 Passengers, FDNY Says – Upper East Side – DNAinfo New York