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A crash in New York's Lincoln Tunnel involved two buses on Wednesday. Approximately 35 to 40 individuals were injured in the collision, which occurred during the morning rush hour along the tunnel that connects New Jersey with New York. Fortunately, officials claim that none of the riders were left in critical condition. The most serious of the injuries included back and neck issues.

No Fatalities Reported

The collision involved a privately operated tour bus, carrying Canadian students on a graduation trip, and a New Jersey Transit bus, carrying commuters. The commuter bus struck the tour bus from behind at 9:35 a.m. near the center of the tunnel, which is approximately 1.5 miles long. According to New York and New Jersey's Port Authority spokesperson, though, everyone involved in the crash survived and no fatalities were reported.

Crash Caused Pregnant Woman to Go into Labor

Among the injured was a 32-year-old pregnant woman who went into labor following the incident. She was immediately rushed to the hospital, but the condition of her baby and her is not currently know. Furthermore, two injured people were seen walking out of the tunnel being assisted by emergency workers. Another two individuals were taken out on stretchers.

The Port Authority spokesperson further said that the collision resulted in the tunnel being shut down. As of last reports, the tunnel -- through which nearly 19 million automobiles drive each day -- was going to be closed until further notice. In the meantime, traffic was being detoured through the south tube.

At the moment, news has not been released regarding how the collision may have occurred, but investigators are continuing to look into the matter. It will be important to determine which bus may have been at fault in order for the individuals who were injured to seek appropriate compensation for their medical costs. For example, the pregnant woman whose labor seems to have been induced by the collision, may have a valid claim for damages in this incident.

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