Fifteen injured as two buses collide in Times Square

Fifteen people were injured when two double-decker buses collided in New York's Times Square.

The buses collided in a prominent tourist area where people queue to buy Broadway tickets. Credit: Reuters

The crash, which took place in a busy tourist area, knocked over a traffic light and sent debris flying towards onlookers.

Three people were seriously injured in the incident, although they are not believed to be life-threatening.

“We are very, very fortunate that there were not more injured,” deputy fire chief Roger Sakowich told the New York Times.