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FDNY: At least 13 people hurt after tour buses crash in Times Square

Paramedics treated at least 11 people in a tourist-filled Times Square on Tuesday after two buses collided, one of them into a nearby traffic light.

Paramedics treated at least 13 people in a tourist-filled Times Square on Tuesday after two buses collided, one of them running into a traffic light that crashed on the sidewalk.

Officials with the Fire Department said that emergency workers were treating the 13 individuals after the accident, but could not provide any details on the extent of injuries or where they were being transported to for treatment.

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However, all the injured are expected to survive as of Tuesday afternoon.

The collision happened at around 3:10 p.m., and the investigation into what led up to the accident at West 47th Street and Seventh Avenue is still ongoing.

Photos from the scene at the time of the accident show two double-decker buses against each other. A CitySights bus remained on the street while a Gray Line bus was on the curb with its front window blown out and the street light on the ground next to it.

Twin America LLC, which has operated both tour bus lines since 2009, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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