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NJ school bus collision leaves 2 dead, some critically hurt

18 May 2018, 03:57 | Erica Roy

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Multiple people are dead after a school bus taking children on a field trip was hit by a dump truck on a busy New Jersey highway.

A school bus on Interstate 80 following an accident with a garbage truck on May 17, 2018 in Mount Olive Township.

The front end of the red dump truck was mangled in the wreck, which took place about 50 miles (80 kilometres) west of NY.

Students on two other buses on the field trip returned to the school about 80km from the crash site and were reunited with their parents, said Paramus police Commissioner Holly Tedesco.

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

Multiple ambulances were on the scene and police said Route 80 was closed in both directions.

Zainab Qureshi, 11, said she was on one of the two buses not involved in the crash. Forty-three people from the bus and the truck driver were taken to three area hospitals, where some were listed in critical condition.

Officials say they're investigating the cause of the deadly crash. From 2014-2016 there were more than 5,000 crashes on Route 80 in Morris County, resulting in 10 deaths and almost 1,400 injuries, according to a News 4 I-Team analysis of state data.

Numerous people could be seen gathered at the median, along with many emergency responders.

"The bus flew off of the wheels, but it hit the metal thing on the side of the highway", fifth-grader Theo Ancevski said.

Students at East Brook Middle School, a public school serving roughly 650 students in grades 5 through 8, were picked up early from school - they found out about the accident when other students were crying in the halls. A school district official said its superintendent was preparing a statement. At least one person died in the accident and several others are injured.

The body of the bus came completely off its chassis and was resting on its side in the highway median.

The students were on the way to Waterloo Village from the middle school when the collision happened. There is no federal requirement for seat belts on full-sized school buses, but six states including New Jersey require them.

Images of the scene shared on social media show the bus overturned with its front ripped off.

There was no immediate word on injuries.

"There's an incredible emergency response throughout Morris County and by State Police", Olive Mayor Rob Greenbaum told the Daily Record.

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