It’s a miracle no was struck when an out-of-control MTA bus jumped the curb on Lexington Avenue, careening into a light pole moments after leaving the Upper East Side, bringing the heavy piece of metal crashing down on the sidewalk and in a crosswalk in Midtown.
It was a little after 7:00 pm Saturday night when officials say the driver of an articulating double-length M103 bus, which was headed southbound on Lexington Avenue, lost control for a reason that is not known at this point, drove the bus up on the sidewalk and slammed into the pole at the northwest corner of East 58th Street.
Calls to 911 initially reported a person had been struck by the MTA bus, but police confirm to Upper East Site that was a false alarm.
Two people were injured in the crash, the MTA bus driver and a passenger— who both suffered minor injuries and were taken Weill Cornell Medical Center for care.
No pedestrians were hurt in the crash, police say and right now, it’s not clear how many passengers were on the bus at the time of the wreck.
“Bus versus pole,” a police source said, “Pole won.”
Video taken by our news at FreedomNews.tv shows Con Edison workers at the scene of the crash, indicating live wires were severed and exposed when the light pole was ripped from its base.
Upper East Site reached out to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority for more details on the collision and comment but did not immediately hear back.