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18-Wheeler Lands in Front of Old Navy After Herald Square Crash With Tour Bus, Tesla

The FDNY says it was called to the Herald Square scene for a possible trauma patient and that one person was taken to a hospital

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Multiple vehicles, including what appeared to be a double-decker tour bus, were involved in a crash in the heart of midtown Manhattan Tuesday that ended with a UPS tractor-trailer on a sidewalk in front of Old Navy, Chopper 4 video shows.

The crash at 34th Street and Seventh Avenue was reported around 11:30 a.m. It also involved a Revel Tesla rideshare vehicle. Revel launched that service in Manhattan last August, and while reports of crashes on its scooters have made headlines over the past year, it's not immediately clear if Revel's Tesla rideshares have been involved in crashes.

Reveal said in a statement it was aware of the crash and "looking into the circumstances." It confirmed there was no passenger in the car.

UPS also said it was aware of the investigation and that it is cooperating with authorities.

Few details were available early around injuries, but the FDNY says it was called to the scene for reports of a possible trauma patient. One person was taken to a hospital, the FDNY said, though no details on that person's condition were provided.

The collision in Herald Square left the Revel with its roof shorn off, though that could have been done in an effort to reach potential victims. The driver's side door apparently flung off or was flung off in a rescue effort, landing between the blue Tesla and the tractor-trailer and in front of the double-decker bus.

The tour bus operator is believed to be Top View, which didn't immediately respond to an email request for comment. Its phone lines are disconnected.

Streets were shut down in the area to assist authorities in the investigation. The NYPD and Department of Sanitation said they were not involved in the probe because the crash was believed to be non-criminal in nature.

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