31 Hurt As Buses, Motorcycle Crash Inside Lincoln Tunnel

Motorcycle rider is in critical condition.

 

 
 
 

| Thursday, February 24, 2011

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Buses Crash Inside Lincoln Tunnel

Crash happened around 7:30 a.m., about three-quarters of the way toward Manhattan.
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WEEHAWKEN, N.J. - The center tube of the Lincoln Tunnel has reopened, hours after a crash involving a motorcycle and three buses.

Port Authority spokeswoman Jennifer Friedberg says the tube was reopened shortly before 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

The crash happened around 7:30 a.m., about three-quarters of the way toward Manhattan in the tunnel that connects New Jersey and New York City. The accident is under investigation.

Friedberg says the motorcycle rider is in critical condition. New York City's Fire Department says there are about 30 other injuries, but none are life-threatening. About half the injured were sent to hospitals.

Friedberg says NJ Transit operated two of the buses and Monsey Tours operated the third.

She says extensive traffic delays have eased.



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Buses Crash Inside Lincoln Tunnel

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Emergency personnel load backboards into an ambulance at the exit to the Lincoln Tunnel in New York, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011. The center tube of the Lincoln Tunnel is closed because of a crash involving a motorcycle and three buses. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)


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An ambulance backs out of the Lincoln Tunnel in New York, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011. The center tube of the Lincoln Tunnel is closed because of a crash involving a motorcycle and three buses. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)


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Lincoln Tunnel Crash

An ambulance, left, backs out of the Lincoln Tunnel in New York, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011. The center tube of the Lincoln Tunnel is closed because of a crash involving a motorcycle and three buses. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)


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Lincoln Tunnel Crash

An ambulance leaves the Lincoln Tunnel in New York, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011. The center tube of the Lincoln Tunnel is closed because of a crash involving a motorcycle and three buses. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)


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Lincoln Tunnel Crash

Traffic is backed up leading to the Lincoln Tunnel because of a crash involving a motorcycle and three buses in the center tube Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, in Weehawken, N.J. New York is seen in the background. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)



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