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Two Spanish tourists hit by bus while crossing Hell's Kitchen street

Two Spanish tourists were seriously injured after being hit by a bus while crossing a street in Hell's Kitchen on Monday morning, officials said.

hells kitchen crash Two Spanish tourists were seriously injured after being hit by a bus while crossing a street in Hell's Kitchen on Monday morning, officials said.
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Two Spanish tourists were seriously injured after being hit by a bus while crossing a street in Hell's Kitchen on Monday morning, officials said.

A 62-year-old woman and her niece, 50, were crossing West 47th Street when they were hit by a private bus making a left turn from Tenth Avenue just before 8 a.m., police said.

The Trans-Bridge Lines bus pinned the 62-year-old and she was in critical condition, police said. Both women suffered leg injuries and were taken to local hospitals, but they are expected to be OK.

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The women were scheduled to leave the city Tuesday, police said.

The bus, which was empty, was being driven to a parking facility at the time, according to a spokesman for Trans-Bridge Lines. The driver is a 10-year veteran of the company, which services parts of the city, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

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