More than a dozen people were hurt, one of them critically, when an MTA bus crashed head-on into an elevated subway track pillar in the Bronx Thursday, fire officials say.
The FDNY says it responded to Boston Road and East Tremont Avenue after getting a call about the crash around 8:30 a.m. Footage from the scene showed the front windshield of the MTA bus completely smashed, a spiderweb of glass overtaking the front of the vehicle.
The bus driver was the one who suffered serious injuries and she's still in critical condition, officials said at a news conference. She wasn't identified but she has been with the MTA since 2008. It's still unclear what occurred before the crash but the driver had passed her biannual physical exam and she was determined fit for duty six months ago, according to President of New York City Transit Richard Davey.
The other 12 people who were hurt were taken to area hospitals with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, officials said.
The investigation is ongoing.