Driver Ejected, 24 Injured in NYC Tour Bus Accident in Atlantic City

Bus was owned by Brooklyn company and may have left from Chinatown

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    Passengers out along Route 40 after a tour bus and car crashed mid-morning on Thursday, June 24, 2010. (Published Thursday, June 24, 2010)

    A tour bus driver was ejected through a window and 24 people were injured in a highway accident on Route 40 in Atlantic City late Thursday morning.

    The Brooklyn-owned Sun Lee Bus driving from New York, possibly Chinatown, as on its way to the Tropicana Casion and Hotel at about 11:30 a.m. when it crashed, police said.

    The collision happened when traffic was backed up east bound on Route 40 and the bus was unable to stop, according to police. The driver veered into the concrete median wall, bounced off the wall and rear-ended a car.

    The bus then careened into the west-bound side and went up on the sidewalk, skidding along the guardrail, police say.

    Rescue crews transported 24 people to local hospitals; three of them were in critical condition.

    Check back for updates on this developing story.