Manhole cover rips into Bronx bus, injures rider

Posted By Staff

Date: August 6th, 2015

manNew York – An iron manhole lid — weighing as much as 300 pounds — ripped through the floor of an MTA bus right beneath a woman’s seat.

The manhole cover tore through plywood and a 1-inch-thick layer of rubber lining the underbelly of the bus.

About half of the metal plate, which covered part of a sewer line, burst through the floor.

The driver was waiting for a light on 170th St. at Inwood Ave. around noon Tuesday. He was heading toward Manhattan, when he heard a loud, startling bang.  More

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