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Gothamist reports that a Fung Wah bus was involved in a fatal crash this morning. A garbage truck leaving the Manhattan Bridge hit the bus near its loading zone. The bus then crashed into a bank, killing a pedestrian. Cars and trucks definitely speed off the Manhattan Bridge (though it’s hard to tell in the picture below because of the construction).
Here’s a picture from the same spot, looking the other way. The buses load at the curb in the picture below. I can see how a large truck rounding the corner into a departing bus could cause some major problems. The bank that was hit is just around the corner on the right.