The crash happened on an intersection in the Bronx, New York, last night (Picture: AP)
Several people have been injured after a bus crashed off a steep overpass onto the road below.
The terrifying accident happened in the Bronx, New York, at around 11.10pm last night.
Photos of the crash show the front half of the tandem bus standing vertical with the windshield against the tarmac after it careered off a bridge.
It’s unknown at this stage how many people were on the bus at the time of the accident and so far seven people have been confirmed to have suffered ‘non life-threatening injuries’, reports ABC 7.
According to the NYPD, the MTA bus crashed through railings before falling at least 10ft off the side of the intersection.
Officials say the operator of the bus either experienced brake failure or ‘didn’t properly navigate the turn’ before veering off the road.
The New York City Fire Department also attended the incident and photos posted on Twitter by them show the bus dangling precariously over the edge of highway.
The driver of the bus is in serious condition following the crash (Picture: AP)
Seven people were injured in the crash (Picture: AP)
Police have said the bus may have suffered brake failure (Picture: AP)
The driver off the bus is understood to be in a serious condition in hospital following the incident. The other six people who were injured are believed to have suffered less serious injuries but have still required hospital treatment.
Officials say no other vehicles were involved on the incident and the intersection was closed for a period of time for the removal of the bus and possible highway repairs.
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