Lincoln Tunnel, A collision between a motorcycle and three buses in the Lincoln Tunnel on Thursday, dozens injured and caused major delays for travelers in New York, authorities said.
The 07: 25 accident forced the closure of the central tube of the tunnel that links frequently in New York and New Jersey under the Hudson River used, “said Jen Friedberg, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the bridges and tunnels in the city monitored.
The closure left only two lanes open to traffic bound for the city, causing delays of about two hours in the New Jersey side of the tunnel.
Rush hour in a typical week travel 1700 city buses through the tunnel, about 62,000 people, according to statistics from the Port Authority.
The motorcyclist was seriously injured and in a hospital, fire department spokesman. His condition was not immediately available.
were not 28 other people sustained minor injuries life threatening, said firefighters. Eighteen were admitted to hospital for treatment,
The accident involving three buses and cars inside the tunnel, but the exact cause is unknown and investigated, “said Friedberg.