New Jersey school bus and truck in head-on collision


A serious crash between school bus and dump truck on a New Jersey highway has left multiple people injured, according to police.

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

The school bus was carrying students from Paramus Middle School who were on a field trip when the crash happened around 10:30 a.m.

Mount Olive police said family members of those involved in the crash should contact Paramus Police at 201-262-3400. The undercarriage, the bus wheels still attached, lays perpendicular to the overturned bus, stretching out over multiple lanes of the highway.

All westbound lanes are closed near Exit 25.

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The school bus had markings for the Paramus School District.

State police are investigating if there were any fatalities and injuries in the incident on Interstate.

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

According to U.S. media, 10 people have been taken to the Hackettstown Medical Center, 10 have been taken to St Clare's Hospital and others have been taken to the Morristown Medical Center. "It's a horrific scene".

Morristown Medical Center spokeswoman Elaine Andrecovich said they have received some people from the accident, but she did not have a number available and could not say how many were children.

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