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Two dead, 43 hurt after USA school bus collides with truck

18 May, 2018, 17:29 | Author: Ted Wilson
  • HORROR IN NJ: School Bus & Dump Truck Collide On Route 80; Fatalities Reported, Many Injured

One student and one teacher were killed and dozens were injured Thursday when a school bus from a New Jersey middle school collided with a dump truck and flipped over onto the median on U.S. Route 80 in western New Jersey, officials said.

The bus was among a group of three transporting students to Waterloo Village, a history site about five miles from the scene of the crash, for a fifth-grade class trip.

At least one person was taken to St Joseph Medical Centre in Paterson, New Jersey, while several others were reportedly taken to nearby Hackettstown Medical Centre.

The accident happened on Route 80, near exit 25 in Mount Olive. He told reporters he escaped through an emergency door on the bus. Apart from the two died, all the others were injured and taken to the hospital for treatment.

- Investigators are working to determine why a school bus taking a group of fifth-graders on a field trip that was involved in a crash with a dump truck and tipped over on a busy New Jersey highway, killing a student and a teacher. It was heading to a field trip at Waterloo Village, a historic site in Stanhope. "Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to them as they recover", Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco said.

"A lot of people were screaming and hanging from their seat belts", he said.

HORROR IN NJ: School Bus & Dump Truck Collide On Route 80; Fatalities Reported, Many Injured
2 Dead, 45 Hurt After NJ School Bus Collides with Dump Truck

Thuy Nguyen, a nurse from Paramus, was leaving the school with her eighth-grade son who was back at the school taking a standardized test and not in the bus She said she rushed to the school after hearing the news.

Mount Olive Township is about 50 miles west of New York City.

She said students didn't find out about the accident until they arrived back at school.

Mendez Trucking has about 40 drivers and trucks, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Messages left with the company weren't returned.

Company officials were not immediately available for comment.
The National Transportation Safety Board, which investigates accidents involving buses, was gathering information but was not investigating the collision, it said on Twitter.

"We thought it was just a drill and people were joking around", said student Alejandro Garcia.

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