May 20, 2018

Students, teachers injured in NJ bus crash transported to 6 hospitals

18 May 2018, 03:59 | Taylor George

A number of ambulances have been dispatched after a college bus and dump truck collided on Interstate 80 in New Jersey on Thursday

New Jersey School Bus Crash 1

We will remind, in the USA state of new Jersey the school bus was carrying children on a tour, and dump truck collided on a country road, as a result, the bus overturned on the roof and received significant damage.

The crash happened around 10 a.m. on Interstate 80 in Mount Olive, located about 50 miles west of New York City.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said that one adult and one student were killed.

The injured were transported to six different hospitals, and some are undergoing surgery.

The school bus and dump truck crashed on Interstate-80 near Exit 25, in Morris County's Mount Olive Township, New Jersey State Police confirm.

A student and an adult chaperone are dead following a school bus crash in New Jersey, NBC News 4 has reported, citing sources familiar with the investigation.

The bus is marked as a Paramus School District vehicle, and it is understood that a fifth-grade class trip from the district was scheduled for Waterloo Village, an historic site five miles from the crash scene.

The Paramus (puh-RAM'-uhs) school district says the bus was taking students from East Brook Middle School to Waterloo Village, near the crash scene.

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

He told HLN Thursday there were possible ejections in the crash.

The truck involved in the crash was registered to Mendez Trucking, of Belleville, and had "In God We Trust" emblazoned on the back of it.

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The National Transportation Safety Board said via Twitter that it was "gathering information" on the crash. It is unclear how many people died. She said they were being evaluated and treated, but she did not have ages or conditions.

"A lot of people were injured", he said.

A state prosecutor confirmed "fatalities", after the crash, in which 43 others were injured.

The body of the bus came completely off its chassis.

Donald Lazorchek, who was picking up his son James, said the news was "shocking, very shocking", and he kept "hoping it wasn't my son".

East Brook Middle School will be open on Friday, with counselors available for students, officials said.

There was no immediate word on injuries. "Students will be dismissed from school".

A school bus has collided with a garbage truck in New Jersey, US.

The collision between the bus and dump truck caused the school bus to rip apart, tearing off the front end and undercarriage. The front end of the bus appears to have been crushed in the wreck.

"The children were all over, outside", said Morris County Office Of Emergency Management Director, Jeff Paul.

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