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A school bus with about 42 children and adults on board tipped to its side on the NJ Turnpike
There were no deaths or serious injuries, police said
The bus carried children out A picnic lunch at a Country Club, sponsored by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka
A school bus with about 42 children and adults dumped on board the NJ Turnpike in East Brunswick, but there were no fatalities or serious injuries, police said.
The inmates of the bus were taken to local hospitals for treatment, the New Jersey State Police said. The school bus was carrying children from a picnic at Black Bear Country Club in Millstone, sponsored by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka.
Anyone who was not released from the hospital on Saturday night was described as being in a stable state, sources News New York's Brian Thompson
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A preliminary investigation revealed that a car might have crashed into a guardrail on the turnpike that had ricocheted and either hit the bus or caused the bus to dangle and lose control, said a law enforcement agency. It was not clear if the car stopped at the scene or continued.
The school bus tipped off mile 79.9 along the turnpike in a northbound lane, state police said.
Emergency personnel on the scene were triage on the children who were aboard after the accident, sources Thompson reported. Many of the children at the scene did not seem to be seriously injured.
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Sources said the bus was one of two school buses that drove the turnpike , It was not immediately clear where the vehicles were going.
A witness told News 4 she was on the turnpike when she saw the bus tip over from the middle lane once or twice and land on the left lane.
Drivers stopped their cars and ran to the bus to help, after turning around, she said.
Both the local and the expressway were closed around the scene of the accident, the state police said.
In May, a teacher and a ten-year-old student were killed on a school bus with 38 fifth-grade students. Seven adults collided with a dump truck.
The 77-year-old driver in this accident was charged with two car death counts.