Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

NJ School Bus and Truck Collide

NJ School Bus and Truck Collide

A school bus and a truck have collided on a New Jersey interstate, leaving an unknown number of people injured. The front end of the bus appeared to be crushed or ripped off, and it was sheared off its undercarriage.

The bus was from East Brook Middle School in Paramus, New Jersey, Police Chief Ken Ehrenberg said, according to WPVI-TV.

He described the bus as "mangled", with its chassis detached from the rest of the vehicle. The front of it is barely recognizable, a mangled chunk of broken-apart machinery spread from the highway shoulder lane through the guardrail and into the grassy median, where police and first responders are seen tending to stunned children. A dump truck and the school bus crashed in the town of Mount Olive, according to Mayor Robert Greenbaum.

Students were reportedly from a middle school in the Paramus school district.

NJ School Bus and Truck Collide

All westbound lanes are closed near Exit 25.

A spokesperson said patients are being taken to Morristown and Hackettstown Medical Center, but it is not known how many. The accident occurred on Route 80 in Morris County. "It's a horrific scene", Mt.

Police have not released information, but emergency dispatch radio monitoring services reported one fatality and many injuries.

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