11 people injured in NYC after double-decker bus crashes into tree near Central Park

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NEW YORK — Eleven people were injured after a double-decker tour bus jumped a curb and crashed into a tree near Central Park on Thursday.

PIX 11 reports the bus crashed into a tree at East 63rd Street and Fifth Avenue, right outside Central Park. The incident was reported at 1:14 p.m.

A taxi driver is suspected of having cut off the open-top tour bus, causing it to go off the road and into the tree, according to police.

Based on witness accounts, it appears it was a tourist bus from the company New York Tours.

Police on scene confirmed the injuries were minor.

Stay with FOX 61 for updates as this story develops.

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