A crash involving a New York City public bus and a double-decker tour bus injured dozens of people, authorities said Thursday.

The New York Fire Department said the collision occurred near 23rd Street and 1st Avenue in Manhattan. The incident happened just after 7:15 p.m. The sustained injuries were all minor, the New York Police Department told Fox News Digital.

Paramedics rushed 27 patients to nearby hospitals, all with non-life-threatening injuries. Approximately 50 people were being evaluated in all, the FDNY reported. Many of the injuries included cuts, bruises and scrapes, as well as some head and neck injuries, Dep. Chief Paul Hopper of EMS Division 1 said.

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New York City bus collision

A New York City bus and double-decker bus collided Thursday in Manhattan, injuring 40 people. (FDNY)

“Any time you have two buses involved, you have a significant number of patients that likely have to be treated,” FDNY Dep. Chief Kevin Murphy told reporters.

He said first responders used ladders and ropes to lower some of the injured patients down from the top of the tour bus because of the damage it sustained. It was still unclear what led to the collision.

Images of the scene appeared to show the tour bus with front-end damage and damage to the back of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) bus.

The double-decker bus appeared to be operated by TopView Sightseeing, which allows passengers to hop on and off its buses at various bus stops.

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