New York City, NY bus - auto wreck, Dec 1956


NEW YORK, Dec. 28 - (UP) A bus and auto collided in downtown New York today, injuring 28 persons, four of them pedestrians.

Eleven of the injured were hospitalized, none in serious condition. Seventeen others received treatment for minor injuries.

Four ambulances transported the injured to Bellevue and Columbus hospitals.

After the collision, the bus mounted a sidewalk, knocked over a fire hydrant and fire alarm box, hit four pedestrians and smashed through the plate glass window of a furniture store, police reported. The car crashed into a fire alarm box stanchion.

Twenty-one of those hurt were passengers on the bus. Three others were riding in the car.

Police said the bus, driven by Thomas Healy, 26, was traveling east on 14th street. The car, operated by Irene Coryat, 39, of Brooklyn, was headed north on First avenue.

All of the injured were from the metropolitan New York area. Both drivers were injured.

The Bridgeport Post, Bridgeport, CT 28 Dec 1956