Garbage Truck Hits Fung Wah Bus

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.

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