WEST NEW YORK, New Jersey — Multiple injuries were reported after a school bus and dump truck collided Thursday on an interstate in New Jersey.
At least 2 were dead after a violent accident that ripped the undercarriage completely off the bus and left it demolished on its side in the median, sources with knowledge of the investigation. The crash happened at around 10:20 AM on Interstate 80 in Mount Olive, located about 50 miles west of New York City.
New Jersey State Police tweeted the law enforcement agency was investigating a “serious” motor vehicle accident involving a school bus and dump truck.
“All lanes shut down. No further information available at this time,” police said.
Multiple ambulances were responding to the scene, according to the news. It is unclear how many students were aboard the bus, or the number of vehicles involved in the collision.
Photos posted on social media show the bus on its side in the median of the roadway.
Hackettstown Medical Center told New Jersey they are receiving 10 patients from the crash.
No additional details on the children or any injuries were available.