May 20, 2018

Multiple people hurt after school bus, dump truck crash in New Jersey

17 May 2018, 10:29 | Taylor George

School bus overturns in crash with dump truck in NJ; multiple injured

Multiple people reportedly injured in crash involving school bus, dump truck in NJ

"It doesn't take long to look at this accident scene to understand how horrific it was and how serious the injuries could be", he added. A red dump truck with a mangled front end was parked along the highway nearby, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) west of NY.

The bus and a dump truck collided near Exit 25 around 10:20 a.m. Thursday.

"Our hearts are broken by today's tragedy", Gov. Phil Murphy said in a Facebook post after arriving at the school.

A dramatic crash between a school bus and a dump truck on Interstate 80 in New Jersey has left several people injured and completely destroyed the bus.

About 40 students were on the bus at the time, ABC New York station WABC-TV reported.

Mount Olive Mayor Rob Greenbaum described it as a "horrific scene".

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"There's an incredible emergency response from throughout Morris County and by State Police".

New Jersey State Police tweeted the legislation enforcement company was investigating a "severe" motorcar accident involving a college bus and dump truck.

At least two canine units were searching the woods along the side of the highway Thursday afternoon but it is not yet clear why. In fact, at least two patients from the crash are being assessed at St. Joseph's University Medical Center, Pam Garretson, a spokeswoman for St. Joseph's Health, told CNN. The two other buses not involved in the crash returned to the school.

The Democratic governor went to the scene.

About 10 victims were taken to St. Clare's Dover Hospital and St. Clare's Denville Hospital, according to Communications Director Patty Montgomery.

The National Transportation Safety Board said via Twitter that it was "gathering information" on the crash. "I believe both patients are schoolchildren", she said.

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