Multiple injuries were reported after a school bus carrying students was involved in a serious crash on a New Jersey highway Thursday morning, CBS New York reports. The top of the bus came completely off of the undercarriage of the bus.
The bus was on its side on the median of the highway with its front end sheared off.
The school bus had markings for the Paramus School District.
Numerous people could be seen gathered at the median, along with many emergency responders. A dump truck and the school bus crashed in the town of Mount Olive, according to Mayor Robert Greenbaum.
A red dump truck with a mangled front end was parked along the highway nearby, about 50 miles west of NY. The eastbound right and center lanes have reopened.
Multiple people injured in serious crash between school bus, dump truck
Students were reportedly from a middle school in the Paramus school district. The accident occurred on Route 80 in Morris County. Expect heavy traffic and delays on Route 46, Mount Olive police say.
State police say that an unknown number of children were on the bus and multiple victims have been sent to the hospital. "It's a horrific scene", Mt.
Gov. Murphy has also been briefed on the situation, and the National Transportation Safety Board says it is gathering information on the crash.
Hackettstown Medical Center told News 12 New Jersey they are receiving 10 patients from the crash.
This story is developing.
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