Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Mayor says NJ school bus crash scene 'horrific'

Mayor says NJ school bus crash scene 'horrific'

A red dump trump with a crushed front end was parked nearby along the highway. At least one person died in the accident and several others are injured.

An official tells News 4 the bus came from East Brook Middle School in Paramus, a public school serving roughly 650 students in grades 5-8.

A sign posted outside the school informed people to go to the auditorium for updates on the accident. He calls the crash a "tragedy".

- Multiple people were hurt after a school bus and a dump truck were involved in a crash on Route 80 in Mount Olive, New Jersey Thursday morning, according to police.

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The bus was carrying middle school students from the town of Paramus when the incident took place, USA Today reports.

New Jersey State Police tweeted the legislation enforcement company was investigating a "severe" motorcar accident involving a college bus and dump truck. It was also sheared off its undercarriage and a piece of the front end of the bus with the steering wheel visible was lying on top of the guardrail separating the highway from the median. Saint Clare's Denville Hospital and Dover Hospital emergency departments have received 10 patients, a spokesperson said, though there was no immediate information on the extent of their injuries or their ages.

About 40 students were on the bus at the time, ABC New York station WABC-TV reported. It was one of three school buses on the way to Waterloo Village in Stanhope for a field trip.

'Route 80 closed both directions. The crash happened just before 10:30 a.m. Thursday on I-80 West in Mount Olive Township, with the bus ending up on its side in the grass median. Hackettstown Police Sgt. Darren Tynan told The Record that multiple people were taken to a hospital.

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