School Bus, Commuter Bus Crash In New Jersey


Posted on 11th January 2013 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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A commuter bus struck a mini school bus in the rear in central New Jersey Wednesday morning, seriously injuring several passengers, according to The Star-Ledger of Newark.

The accident happened at about 8 a.m. in Old Bridge on Route 9 and involved a 55-seat Academy bus bound for Manhattan and a 24-seat local school bus, The Ledger reported. When the large bus hit the minibus, the small vehicle turned over and hit a power supply station.  The Academy bus then continued moving until it hit a tree, according to The Ledger.

Some witnesses said that school bus had cut off the Academy bus, which had 35 people on it, near a local apartment complex. There were no children aboard the school bus.

Two people, including the driver, from the commuter bus were hospitalized after the accident. Roughly a dozen more people were treated and released, The Ledger reported.

The crash is under investigation, with authorities planning to look at a video from a camera that was in the Academy bus, according to The Ledger.