School bus and truck collide on New Jersey highway
May 17 2018 by Desiree Burns
- A school bus and a dump truck were involved in a crash on Route 80 in Mount Olive, New Jersey Thursday morning, according to NJ State Police.
The body of the bus came completely off its chassis and was resting on its side in the highway median.
Mount Olive police said family members of those involved in the crash should contact Paramus Police at 201-262-3400. The school's calendar shows a scheduled fifth-grade class trip to Waterloo Village in Stanhope. He said the body of the bus was nearly completely torn off the vehicle's frame.
Route 80 is closed in both directions in the area, with westbound traffic diverted at exit 26.
The school bus had markings for the Paramus School District.
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State police said that an unknown number of children were on the bus, but they didn't know how serious the injuries are.
A spokesperson said patients are being taken to Morristown and Hackettstown Medical Center, but it is not known how many.
"There's an incredible emergency response from throughout Morris County and by State Police".
The National Transportation Safety Board said it was gathering information on the crash.
Authorities confirmed multiple injuries to NBC, but did not detail how many or whether they included children.