Bus driver in Times Square crash freed - New York News

Bus driver in Times Square crash freed

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Preliminary drug tests came back negative for the driver of a double-decker bus involved in a crash in Times Square.

William Dalambert, 58, walked out of Manhattan Criminal Court late Wednesday night.

The NYPD charged Dalambert of Irvington, N.J., with driving while ability impaired. They say he was driving a Gray Line tour bus that struck another parked double-decker bus on Tuesday injuring 14 people.

Dalambert has denied having any drugs in his system at the time of the crash.

Results of a full toxicology report are pending.

The collision caused a traffic mess near 7th Avenue and West 47th Street. Dozens of emergency responders were on the scene.

Some of the hurt were taken to Roosevelt Hospital, others to Bellevue Hospital.

Video from SkyFoxHD showed medics and firefighters assisting several bandaged people on the sidewalk. Some appeared to only be partially dressed after the incident.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the injured, and we are cooperating with the authorities," said David Chien, a spokesman for Twin America, one of the tour companies.

The Department of Transportation confirmed that the crash took down a traffic light, exposing live wires.

Hundreds of people in the popular tourist attraction watched and took photos as emergency workers responded to the scene.

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